The month of July presented with five Xfinity Events including several Ups and Downs. Chad’s sixteenth place finish was definitely an up while electrical issues knocking Chad out of the race was unquestionably the down; both happened at Kentucky Speedway.
July Race Recaps
July 4 Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
“We had a pretty solid outing on the Road Course at The Brickyard. We had a new look on our No. 66, and we were able to drive it forward to a 27th-place finish,” Finchum shared. “Next week, we’re looking forward to heading to Kentucky Speedway, where I’ll be back in the No. 13 Toyota.”
July 9 Shady Rays 200
“It was an up-and-down weekend for us in Kentucky. We had to battle through some issues on Thursday evening, but we had a great car and were able to finish 16th.”
July 10 Alsco 300
“On Friday night, electrical problems bit us, and ended our night early,” Finchum shared. “Despite our ups-and-downs this weekend it was an honor to have Rick Rose on the car. He was a very special friend to our team, who recently passed away, and to be able to take him around Kentucky one more time meant a lot.”
July 18 My Bariatric Solutions 300
Texas Motor Speedway
“We fought some uphill battles today. We started a little free and made some adjustments before battling ignition box issues late in Stage 1. We went a lap down but we overcame that to get back on the lead lap. We ran in the Top-20 for most of the day before having a right front, sway bar problem late that cost us a few spots. We crossed the line in 25th, but the winner got DQ’s in post-race tech so we were moved up to 24th in the final rundown.
July 25 Kansas Lottery 250
“Kansas was a tough race for us. I scored my best non played track finish there two years ago in 2018 and I always have super high expectations, every time we go back there every year. However, the last two outings at Kansas has been tough on us. This weekend we fought a really loose car all race long and finished 29th. I can’t wait to go back there later in the year and redeem ourselves. I’m so proud of all my guys for their ‘never give up mentality’ and that’s why we will bounce back from that finish!”
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August will host five Xfinity races as well beginning on August 8th with the “Henry 180” at Road America. Chad sits twenty-third in the points standings.
credit: Chad Finchum Racing