Rockingham II: Chad Finley preview

Rockingham Speedway and the ARCA American 200 to close out the 2009 racing season for 17-year-old Chad Finley. DeWitt, Michigan (Wednesday, October 7, 2009): The 2009 racing season has been a whirlwind to say the least for 17-year-old Chad...

Rockingham Speedway and the ARCA American 200 to close out the 2009 racing season for 17-year-old Chad Finley.

DeWitt, Michigan (Wednesday, October 7, 2009): The 2009 racing season has been a whirlwind to say the least for 17-year-old Chad Finley. The DeWitt, Michigan driver has driven just about anything with four wheels this season and has enjoyed success in vast amounts all year long.

Now Finley, whose part of the Brad Keselowski Racing (B.K.R.) Driver Development program, will look to close out his 2009 racing season with a solid finish in the ARCA RE/MAX Series season finale, the ARCA American 200 on Saturday and Sunday, October 10-11th at the famed One (1) mile high-banked paved oval of Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, North Carolina.

"I'm really looking forward to this weekend at the Rock. We have been away from the ARCA series for way to long," Laughed the Great Lakes State teenager. "Wayne (Crew Chief Wayne Setterington) and the guys at B.K.R. are working really hard to prepare us another good car and hopefully we can pick up were we left off at Berlin."

So far in his brief ARCA RE/MAX Series career, Finley has made three starts for B.K.R. In his last ARCA start back on July 25th at the famed Berlin Raceway, located West of Grand Rapids in Marne, Michigan for the Wolverine Power Systems 200 Presented by Generac, Finley proved he belonged with an impressive third place finish.

His podium finish came on the heels of a sixth place showing in his ARCA debut at Toledo Speedway in Toledo, Ohio back on May 17th and a ninth place showing at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa on July 11th. All three starts were behind the wheel of the B.K.R. #29 Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper Parts Stores and Certified Service Centers Chevrolet.

"I've been out hunting the last week and all I can think about out there in the woods is this race," He continued. "We got some major support from baysideinnkeylargo.com for this race as well as Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper Parts Stores and Certified Service Centers, so will see how it goes." Finley ended.

"I'm just excited to get to the track," Added Chad's Father, Jeff Finley. "I've been down here at B.K.R. all week with the guys and got to see Brad (Keselowski) for a bit and thank him as well as all of the B.K.R. staff. They do an awesome job and believe in Chad a ton and the means a lot. We'll see what happens and hopefully we can stay out of trouble and be there at the end."

-credit: bkr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Chad Finley , Brad Keselowski