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|Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:47 am Post subject: Chad Finley prepares for first ever visit to Winchester
|Chad Finley Racing Contact: Jeff Finley
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19-year-old Chad Finley prepares for first ever visit to the legendary Winchester Speedway
DeWitt, Michigan (Tuesday, August 16th, 2011): The first trip to any race track in the country is always a little special to every driver who gets behind the wheel of a racecar. When that first visit is to a track like the legendary Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana, those feelings of visiting a facility for the first time take on a whole new meaning.
The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts gets back to racing after taking a couple of weekends off on Saturday, August 20th at the historic ½ (0.500) mile high-banked paved oval located approximately 90 minutes Northeast of Indianapolis for the running of the Winchester 100 Presented by JEGS.com. 19-year-old Chad Finley has been eagerly awaiting this event since the 2011 schedule was released over the winter.
“We’re really looking forward to Winchester. We needed that break to replace the engine and get reorganized.” Explained the DeWitt, Michigan driver. “We got a pin hole in the lower radiator hose at Rockford and overheated the engine pretty bad. I really would like to take the time to thank everyone at Phil Harper Motorsports. They worked really hard to get the engine back to us. We were out of options had they not done that.” He added. “Great people to work with and we are proud to be associated with them.”
“So now hopefully we can turn our luck around down there on the fast high-banks and find victory lane. The car has been real good, but we’ve had just a lot bad luck following us this season.” The Great Lakes State driver added. “We all want it bad so we are hoping the door will open for us very soon. What better place to win our first one in this series then at Winchester?” He asked.
In Finley’s last race within JEGS/CRA/GM was at Rockford Speedway in Loves Park, Illinois on July 30th for the running of the Stanley Steemer 100 Presented by JEGS.com. Finley qualified fourth quick out of 23 cars and after an inversion draw of an eight, he would start the 100-lap main from the inside of the third row next to former event winner and long-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series veteran, Rich Bickle Jr. The two drivers battled tooth and nail as they battled for second. .
Just past the halfway point, a tire went down on Finley’s #42 Auto Value Parts Stores Ford and he was forced to pit. On the restart, Finley made an impressive charge back up through the field and was battling with hometown favorite, Ryan Carlson for third when on lap 81, his power plant let go ending the night earlier than planned for the DeWitt, Michigan driver.
As the series heads to Winchester, Indiana, Finley sits third in the season long points chase as he is 65 markers back of current points leader, Eddie Hoffman and only 20 points behind Erik Jones (585-540-520). His #42 Howe Racing Enterprises chassis with a Ford Fusion body and a crate motor from Phil Harper Motorsports carries sponsorship from; Rain Eater Wiper Blades, as well as AutoParts2020.com, Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper Parts Stores & Certified Service Centers, Airlift Company, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, NorthsideTowing.net, and M.P.H. Promotions.
As for the remainder of the 2011 racing season, the next scheduled start for Finley in the NASCAR Nationwide Series is on Saturday, September 17th at the 1.5 mile high-banked d-shaped paved oval of Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois in the running of the Dollar General 300 Presented by Coca-Cola. The race will be televised LIVE on ESPN2 at 3:30p.m. His #25 Team Rensi Motorsports Ford will have sponsorship decals from; Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper Parts Stores & Certified Service Centers as well as the Airlift Company, Rain Eater Wiper Blades, and AutoParts2020.com.
To learn more about Chad Finley and to inquire about additional sponsorship opportunities within the organization for the remainder of the 2011 Racing Season within the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour as well as limited appearances in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and looking ahead to the 2012 campaign, log on to one of two websites: www.chadfinleyracing.com and www.teamrensimotorsports.com
Respectfully Jeff Finley