Iowa: Chad Finley preview

17-year-old Chad Finley hopes for a repeat of ARCA Debut at Toledo with a strong run at Iowa Speedway. DeWitt, Michigan (Wednesday, July 8, 2009): As far as debuts go, 17-year-old Chad Finley's debut in the ARCA RE/MAX Series was about as good...

17-year-old Chad Finley hopes for a repeat of ARCA Debut at Toledo with a strong run at Iowa Speedway.

DeWitt, Michigan (Wednesday, July 8, 2009): As far as debuts go, 17-year-old Chad Finley's debut in the ARCA RE/MAX Series was about as good as it can get without actually winning the race.

Back on May 18th, the home base of the ARCA RE/MAX Series, the Toledo Speedway in Toledo, Ohio hosted the Menards 200 Presented by Federated Car Care. Finley made his ARCA debut behind the wheel of the #29 Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper Parts Stores and Certified Service Centers Chevrolet for Brad Keselowski Racing.

The DeWitt, Michigan teenager finished an impressive sixth after starting 27th due to Qualifying getting rained out. Finley ran inside the top five all day long and impressed many onlookers in the process.

Now Finley shifts his focus on his next scheduled start for Brad Keselowski Racing in the ARCA RE/MAX Series, which will be this Saturday, July 13th at the immaculate 7/8s (0.875) mile progressively banked paved oval of Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa for the Prairie Meadows 200.

"I'm really looking forward to going to Newton. Toledo was so much fun and the car drove really well. I know Wayne (Crew Chief, Wayne Setterington) and all the guys from BKR have prepared us another really good car." The Great Lakes State teenager said. "The crew put a Pro Motor in it last week and I could tell in Wayne's voice that it's a real good piece."

"This will be a challenge for me," Finley continued. "We practice Friday and then go back and qualify on Saturday with no practice. I have never done that before so that will be really different. I'm ready though and I have the utmost trust and respect for Wayne and his guys in the car as well as our guys."

After to Iowa, Finley is scheduled for three more starts in the ARCA RE/MAX Series beginning at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan on July 25th. Then it's back to Toledo Speedway over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend on Friday, September 4th. Finally, Finley will complete his 2009 limited schedule in ARCA with the season finale at Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, North Carolina.

"I just have to thank Auto Value Parts Stores and Certified Service Centers and Northside Towing.net as well as Baysidekeylargo.com for all there support to make all this happen. Also Brad Keselowski; His kindness and support is just really very much appreciated." He ended.

Throughout the 2009 racing season, all of Finley's cars will sport prominent decals from Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper Parts Stores and Certified Service Centers as well as AutoParts2020.com on his #29 Chevrolet in the ARCA RE/MAX Series as well as his #42 Outlaw Bodied Super Late Model.

In addition, more sponsorship comes from; NorthsideTowing.net, Neal's Truck Parts of Grand Rapids Michigan, Bayside Inn of Key Largo Florida, Nalett Trucking, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Velocity Graphix, M.P.H. Promotions, and Howe Racing Enterprises

-credit: bkr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Chad Finley , Brad Keselowski