Knoxville’s Chad Finchum set to race for MBM Motorsports in 2019

Chad Finchum

Chad Finchum will be back in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2019 with MBM Motorsports. The 24-year-old driver recently confirmed the news with an announcement on Twitter. It will be the Knoxville, Tenn. racer’s second season with the Carl Long-owned operation.

Finchum made 32 starts in NASCAR’s second series in 2018 completing just over 4,000 laps. The team’s efforts resulted in a 30th place finish in the final Xfinity Series standings. They recorded eight finishes in the top-25 with a season-high 14th place coming in the July race at Daytona International Speedway.

“Hey everyone, 2019 is here,” Finchum declared in the Twitter broadcast. “Sorry for the delayed announcement. I know things have been crazy and everyone is wanting to know what’s going on with us for the racing plans this season but I’m here to tell you that I am back full-time with MBM Motorsports on the NASCAR Xfinity Series.”

Finchum recorded strong efforts as 2018 wound to a close. A 16th place at Kansas Speedway and a 17th at Texas Motor Speedway helped the team close the campaign on a positive note, which the driver acknowledged in the announcement.

“I’m very excited to tell you all that,” Finchum continued. “Last year was my rookie season and we had a really great season with a lot of success late in the year. Really looking to take that momentum and start off strong.”

Chad Finchum drove the MBM Motorsports No. 40 in 2018

Further, Finchum confirmed that a new member has been added to the MBM Motorsports organization. And more, he added that he will indeed be competing in the PowerShares QQQ 300 when the Xfinity Series opens its season in Daytona.

“We’ve got a new addition to the team, Joey Gase, welcome on board. He’s going to be alongside me and Timmy Hill at Daytona. We’re looking forward to a great year and a great season.”

Richard Allen is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association

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