Ups and Downs Highlight Finchum's Miami-Homestead Weekend
Homestead, Florida (06/14/20) - Chad Finchum traveled to the Sunshine State over the weekend for a double bill of racing action with the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The pilot of the MBM Motorsports/ CrashClaimsR.US No. 13 Smithbilt Homes/ Toyota experienced a range of highs and lows during the Saturday to Sunday affair.
The first round of the doubleheader came to life on Saturday with the Hooters 250. Starting 19th in the field, Finchum had a fast car from the drop of the green flag. However, difficulties reared their ugly head after Stage One, when he lost power steering.
Despite not having power steering Finchum wrestled his No. 13 inside the Top 25 until an electrical issue struck with just three laps to go, which forced him to retire. Chad was credited with a 30th-place finish.
On Sunday, the team would fair much better. After starting 30th on the grid in the Contender Boats 250, Finchum made gains all day and ultimately crossed the finish line in the 21st position.
Mechanical issues early in the Echo Park 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway knocked the Tennessee racer out of the NASCAR Xfinity Series event.
"We had a good starting spot for the event in the 18th position, but right off the start of the race we had an issue and ended up falling back quickly. Ultimately, we ended up in the garage and out of the race early," Finchum said. "We had a right-front suspension that couldn't be overcome, but we are so thankful for all of our partners that were on board, including Carter's Royal Dispose All, Smithbilt Homes, Ultra Commercial, and Apple Barn. We will be back strong at Miami next weekend."
Retiring early, Chad was credited with a 34th-place finish.
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