Kansas: Chad Finley preview

Kansas Speedway Awaits 18-Year-Old Chad Finley and the Brad Keselowski Racing Team. DeWitt, Michigan (Monday, September 27, 2010): Brad Keselowski Racing Development Driver, 18-year-old Chad Finley has been sitting idle since his last ARCA...

Kansas Speedway Awaits 18-Year-Old Chad Finley and the Brad Keselowski Racing Team.

DeWitt, Michigan (Monday, September 27, 2010): Brad Keselowski Racing Development Driver, 18-year-old Chad Finley has been sitting idle since his last ARCA Racing Series Presented by RE/MAX and Menards appearance back on August 27th. That day a great showing at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois was thwarted with Engine woes which plagued an impressive run up front all race long.

Finley was shown 23rd in the final order in the Ansell Protective Gloves 150 at the 1.5 Mile Semi-Banked Tri-Oval located west of Chicago. One Outlaw Super Late Models appearance at his adoptive home track of the Owosso Speedway in Ovid, Michigan on September 18th was dashed due to a Rain Out. So the DeWitt, Michigan teenager has been chomping at the bit to get back behind the wheel.

He'll get that chance this Thursday, September 30th as Finley and his BKR crew will load his #29 Air Lift Services / Auto Value - Bumper to Bumper Parts Stores and Certified Service Centers machine and make the long haul to another 1.5 Mile Semi-Banked Tri-Oval, this time the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas is the site for Finley's next ARCA start in the running of the Kansas Lottery 150.

"I just hope we can really turn our luck around in Kansas. After Chicago's heartbreak this whole team needs a good boost," The Great Lakes State teenager remarked. "None of us have given up and to be honest I think we all are working even harder (if that is possible) to find victory lane."

"We have good race cars at BKR and the power from PME is awesome. We got all the tools to get there we just honestly need some good old fashioned luck," He continued. "I really want to thank Air Lift Services and Auto Value and all there Certified Service Centers and Parts Stores all around for there continued support. They've been a huge factor for us this year. Just two races left this year in our campaign and I sure hope we can find victory lane."

After Kansas, just one race remains on the 2010 Schedule for Finley and the BKR Team as they'll make the trip down to the 2010 ARCA season finale at Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, North Carolina on Saturday, October 9th for the American 200 Presented by Black's Tire and Auto Service. In 2009, Finley won his first career ARCA Pole Award and led several laps during the event.

In four starts in ARCA so far this season, Finley has recorded One Top Five finish, an impressive Third Place finish in the Messina Wildlife Stopper 200 at the biggest track he's ever raced on; The 2.5 mile triangular paved oval of the Pocono International Raceway in Pocono, Pennsylvania back on June 5th.

His other starts have resulted in an 11th place finish in the Rattlesnake 100 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas on April 16th and a seventh place finish in the Racing for Wildlife 200 at the track on the ARCA Schedule closest to his DeWitt, Michigan home, Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan on June 11th and his Chicagoland appearance, a 23rd after running up front for most of the day.

-source: bkr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Chad Finley , Brad Keselowski