KNOXVILLE, TN :: The finishes in Chad Finchum’s last three races didn’t reflect the races he had.  Finchum finished sixth at Kingsport Speedway on March 15, 2013 and March 22, 2013.  At the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season opener, Finchum had a good car and had qualified 12th for the DRIVE4COPD 125 but mechanical gremlins ended his race before he had a chance to challenge for the win.

“The past couple weeks haven’t gone as well as we hoped,” said Finchum.  “We’ve had good cars but our finishing positions haven’t done this team justice.”

The March 15th race at Kingsport Speedway saw a variety of challenges for Finchum.  Finchum had a top-ten qualifying effort going when he scraped the wall causing suspension problems to his Late Model Stock Car.  The team scrambled to get the car repaired for the race and fixed the problems just moments before the start of the 60 lap race.  Then, Finchum got swept up in a lap three accident forcing him to the rear of the field.  Finchum ended up driving through the field and finishing in the sixth position.

“It seemed like whatever could go wrong that night did go wrong,” said Finchum.  “We had a lot of challenges but we don’t give up and we persevered.  I would’ve liked to win that race but sixth place is a respectable run given all the problems we had.”

Finchum had qualified 12th for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season opener at Bristol Motor Speedway.  He had been running inside the top-15 when his engine blew, ending his race.

“That was so disappointing,” explained Finchum.  “I really felt like we had a good enough car to mix it up and compete for the win.  Unfortunately something broke and we couldn’t really show what we had.  I really feel like we could’ve won that race though.”

On Friday night, March 22nd, Finchum’s race was quiet.  He started ninth and finished sixth.

“It was a long, hard race,” said Finchum.  “I really thought our car was better than it had been all season.  But we brought it home in one piece and didn’t have any problems.  It was a good, clean, solid run for us.  The team put forth everything we had.  We’ll be back and we’ll win some more races here soon.”

Finchum’s next race will be on March 29th at Kingsport Speedway in Tennessee.

Finchum is supported by Texas Roadhouse, Embassy Suites, A-1 Finchum Heating and Cooling, Food City, Creek Side Grill and Finchum Paint & Body. For more information on Finchum’s racing career check out his website at and follow him on twitter @chadfinchum.