Chicagoland Speedway and the Chicagoland 150 marks 18-year-old Chad Finley's Return to ARCA. DeWitt, Michigan (Tuesday, August 24, 2010): Brad Keselowski Racing Development Driver, 18-year-old Chad Finley has been taking advantage of his time...
Chicagoland Speedway and the Chicagoland 150 marks 18-year-old Chad Finley's Return to ARCA.
DeWitt, Michigan (Tuesday, August 24, 2010): Brad Keselowski Racing Development Driver, 18-year-old Chad Finley has been taking advantage of his time off from the ARCA Racing Series Presented by RE/MAX and Menards by racing in select events behind the wheel of his Outlaw Bodied Super Late Model.
Although he has a few more starts planned in the wedge bodied machine, it's time to get back into the heavier stock cars utilized in the ARCA series beginning this Friday, August 27th in the Chicagoland ARCA 150 at the Chicagoland Speedway, located West of Chicago in Joliet, Illinois.
It 's been way to long since we've raced in the ARCA series," Finley stated. "I'm ready to get to Chicago and get back behind the wheel of our Bumper to Bumper Certified Service Centers machine. I'm very motivated to do well in this race for Brad Keselowski Racing. and every one involved" The 18-year-old added.
"We were at Bristol with Brad (Keselowski) for the (NASCAR Camping World) Truck race and the guys are ready to go as well. Never been to Chicago before so it will be a neat experience to say the least." He continued.
"We're taking the same car we raced at MIS. She is a good one and we learned a lot about that chassis there so hopefully we can improve on are qualifying position and race up front all night and see where it all shakes out at the end."
In three ARCA starts 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.
"We would also like to welcome back the Airlift Company. A good bunch of folks there with some really great after market products for your vehicles; Give them
After Chicagoland, the remainder of his 2010 ARCA 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 where he won the Pole for the 2009 Season Finale for the Temperance, Michigan based series.
-source: chad finley PR