Michigan: Chad Finley race report

Seventh Place Finish at MIS has Finley Looking Forward to Remaining Races in 2010. DeWitt, Michigan (Tuesday, June 15, 2010): It was a homecoming of sorts for DeWitt, Michigan driver, Chad Finley on June 11th at the Michigan International...

Seventh Place Finish at MIS has Finley Looking Forward to Remaining Races in 2010.

DeWitt, Michigan (Tuesday, June 15, 2010): It was a homecoming of sorts for DeWitt, Michigan driver, Chad Finley on June 11th at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan as the 18-year-old was looking forward to the biggest race of his young career in his home state; The Racing for Wildlife 200.

After qualifying 18th Finley would start the 100-lap event on the 2.0 mile d-shaped paved oval from the outside of the ninth row within the 41-car field. Almost immediately, Finley steered his #29 Airlift / Auto Value Parts Stores and Certified Service Centers / AutoParts2020.com / Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) machine towards the front.

"It was great to race at MIS. We had a hot rod there at the end of the race. We were pretty loose most of the day until the last stop," stated Finley after finishing seventh in the race. "We'll take another Top 10 though and I can't thank Auto Value and Airlift enough for there support for this race," he added.

The next ARCA race on Finley's calendar is tentatively set for Saturday July 31st back at the Pocono Raceway for the Weis Markets 125. Then another race close to home will be the Chicagoland ARCA 150 at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois on August 27th.

However, Finley does need help sponsorship wise; "Now we are working really hard to find some marketing partners. We would like to do some (NASCAR Camping World) Truck Series races this year and still need some help with our ARCA program," he explained.

"Auto Value has helped us a bunch, but they are only an associate sponsor for any other races we run with the exception of ARCA race at Chicagoland. Hopefully some one will step up and help me," Finley ended.

In addition to Pocono and Chicagoland, plans also call for Finley to race the ARCA shows at Kansas Speedway (September 30th) and the 2010 season finale at Rockingham Speedway on October 9th.

-source: bkr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Chad Finley , Brad Keselowski