18-year-old Chad Finley is Pocono and Michigan bound with Brad Keselowski Racing. DeWitt, Michigan (Wednesday, June 2, 2010): With a couple of Outlaw Super Late Model events now under his belt to fill time between ARCA Racing Series Presented by...
18-year-old Chad Finley is Pocono and Michigan bound with Brad Keselowski Racing.
DeWitt, Michigan (Wednesday, June 2, 2010): With a couple of Outlaw Super Late Model events now under his belt to fill time between ARCA Racing Series Presented by RE/MAX and Menards events, Chad Finley is itching to get back behind the wheel of an ARCA car and he'll get some quality seat time over the next two weekends.
Finley will be steering his #29 Auto Value Parts Stores and Certified Service Centers / AutoParts2020.com / Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) machine around the huge 2.5 mile multi-banked triangular paved oval of the Pocono International Raceway in Pocono, Pennsylvania on Saturday, June 5th in the running of the Messina Wildlife Animal Stopped 200.
"I'm really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the ARCA car. The BKR bunch prepares some awesome race cars for me. Their heart is into it as much as mine is to find victory lane." The Great Lakes State driver commented.
"I have watched some tapes on Pocono and the race track lay out looks pretty cool. We'll just go over there as a team and hope are bad luck is over and see if we can't get this Auto value Parts Stores and Certified Service Centers horse in victory lane for every one involved." He added.
After the Pocono event, their won't be much time for rest as just six days later, a brief road trip south down US127 in his home state of Michigan is on the agenda for Friday, June 11th at the 2.0 mile d-shaped paved oval of the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan for the Racing for Wildlife 200.
In his last ARCA race, transmission problems plagued the DeWitt, Michigan driver at Texas Motor Speedway back on April 16th and he would go on to finish a disappointing 11th place. Now Finley has a second chance to show the ARCA world and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams that will again be on the grounds exactly what he's made of in the Keystone State.
"We had a great race car at Texas. It shows what we can do as a team," Finley continued. "I thought we had a shot to win there, but we will never know with the transmission deal. Texas is behind us we just need to focus on the road ahead and this whole BKR team will be fine." Finley ended.
After Michigan, a return visit to Pocono is in order on Saturday July 31st 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. In addition, plans also call for Finley to race the ARCA shows at Iowa Speedway (July 10th), Kansas Speedway (September 30th) and the 2010 season finale at Rockingham Speedway on October 9th.
In addition to his ARCA schedule, Finley will also race in several events scheduled across the Midwestern United States, primarily in his home state of Michigan as well as Indiana and Ohio aboard his Outlaw Bodied Super Late Model.
During the 2009 racing season, Finley raced a limited schedule in ARCA, but made the most of those limited races with One Pole Award at Rockingham, one Top Five finish, a third at Berlin Raceway, three Top 10 showings and all four starts he made during the 2009 campaign in ARCA resulted in at least a Top 15.