Chad Finley Turning Attention To AELMT In 2020

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Chad Finley will turn his attention to the American Ethanol Late Model Tour next year. (Jim Denhamer Photo)
Chad Finley will turn his attention to the American Ethanol Late Model Tour next year. (Jim Denhamer Photo)

LAKE ODESSA, Mich. – Chad Finley is turning his attention from NASCAR to dirt late model competition with the American Ethanol Late Model Tour.

Finley, who competed in four events in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series this year, has confirmed he’ll put all of his resources towards capturing the American Ethanol Late Model Tour championship next season.

“We sold all that stuff.  We’re going to go full-time dirt track racing next year,” Finley said when asked about his Truck Series team during the recent Horsepower Happening podcast.

Finley sighted the costs associated with operating the team, and his desire to run up-front despite the lack of funding in the team.

The discussion then turned to what exactly his plan will be for the 2020 season on the dirt. Finley, who captured the dirt late model track championship this year at I-96 Speedway in Michigan, said the goal is to pursue the American Ethanol Late Model Tour title.

“I think I’m going to do it full-time next year,” Finley said. “I think our chances are pretty good.”

Finley posted two podium finishes on the Tour in five attempts in this year – a runner up finish at Merritt Speedway and a third-place finish at I-96 Speedway.