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|Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:35 am Post subject: A Trip Back to Anderson Speedway for 19-year-old Chad Finley
|Chad Finley Racing Contact: Jeff Finley
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A Trip Back to Anderson Speedway for 19-year-old Chad Finley for Rescheduled JEGS/CRA race
DeWitt, Michigan (Wednesday, July, 6th, 2011): After taking a couple of weekends off from racing to reflect on his future in the NASCAR Nationwide Series as well as his quest for the inaugural 2011 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Championship, 19-year-old Chad Finley and his Chad Finley Racing (CFR) Team are refreshed and ready to take on the second half of the 2011 racing season.
The next JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour race for CFR is a return trip to Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana for the rescheduled Anderson 100 Presented by JEGS.com on Saturday, July 9th. Keyser Manufacturing Qualifying was completed back on June 4th, but Mother Nature intervened and pushed the race to July 9th. Back on June 4th, Finley Qualified 12th and will start the race from the outside of the sixth row.
“We’re looking forward to getting back to racing. (Crew Chief) Jimmy D. (Smith) and all the CFR guys are doing what we need to do to find victory lane. The open test at Anderson (On Friday, July 8th) is a big plus for us to help get dialed in.” Finley explained. “When we left there back in June, I felt like we needed to be much better, so this will get us in that direction I hope.” He added.
Heading into Anderson, Finley is sitting third in the series points standings, just 19 back of Erik Jones who is in second. Eddie Hoffman is the points leader and holds down a 10-point lead over Jones and a 29-point advantage over Finley who has an eight point lead over fourth place Claude Plante Jr. (304-286-275-266).
Finley’s #42 Auto Value-Bumper to Bumper Parts Stores & Certified Service Centers / AutoParts2020.com / Rain Eater Wiper Blades Ford Fusion will have a slightly different look to it when it arrives in Anderson, Indiana; “We have moved AutoParts2020.com to the quarter panels for the remainder of the year so maybe that will be our good luck charm.” He added.
“We just can’t thank AutoParts2020.com enough as well as Auto Value-Bumper to Bumper Parts Stores & Certified Service Centers for their continued support. We also launched the Rain Eater Wiper Blades promotion last week as well. So please check my web site (www.chadfinleyracing.com) and get out to your local Auto Value store and get some quality blades and help support our efforts.” Finley smiled.
In Finley’s last JEGS/CRA race at Dixie Motor Speedway in Birch Run, Michigan back on June 17th, and after getting to the track to late to practice due to his attempted debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race down at Michigan International Speedway, Finley relied on his experience on the 4/10s (0.400) mile progressively banked d-shaped paved oval to lock into the field seventh quick out of 25 cars and when Keyser Manufacturing Fast Qualifier, Jones drew a seven for the inversion, Finley would start the 100-lap main from the pole.
He would lead the first 12 laps before eventual winner, Hoffman got by on lap 13. After contact late in the race between Hoffman and Jones who were battling for the lead with just three laps to go, Finley slid by Jones and offered up a late challenge to Hoffman, but in the end settled for his second straight podium finish in JEGS/CRA competition with a second place showing.
As for his JEGS/CRA machine and for the remainder of the 2011 racing season, Finley’s No. 42 Howe Racing Enterprises chassis outfitted with a Ford Fusion body and a crate motor from Phil Harper Motorsports carries sponsorship from; Rain Eater Wiper Blades, as well as AutoParts2020.com, Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper Parts Stores & Certified Service Centers, Airlift Company, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, NorthsideTowing.net, and M.P.H. Promotions.
Finley’s NASCAR Nationwide Series efforts continue on Saturday, September 17th at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. His #25 Team Rensi Motorsports Ford is sporting decals from; Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper Parts Stores & Certified Service Centers, who have over 5000 locations throughout North America offering quality auto parts and first class dependable service. Also supporting Finley's NASCAR Nationwide Series efforts are the Airlift Company, Rain Eater Wiper Blades, and AutoParts2020.com.
To learn more about Chad Finley and to inquire about sponsorship opportunities within the organization for the remainder of the 2011 Racing Season within the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour as well as his limited appearances in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, log on to their websites at: www.chadfinleyracing.com and www.teamrensimotorsports.com
Respectfully Jeff Finley