DEWITT, Mich. – Chad Finley will make his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut in the Blue Ox 100 on April 25 at Richmond (Va.) Int’l Raceway.
This event is the first of up to five scheduled races for Finley in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back in a stock car. It has been a long time coming and I couldn’t think of a better place to start it off then RIR,” said Finley. “It has been a place I have always wanted to race at since I was a kid and this opportunity means the world to me. I really look forward to the weekend and to go after the trophy with all of our marketing partners who have helped us get here,” he added.
Finley is no stranger to racing in K&N type machines, having competed in 11 career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards events between 2009 and 2010. In those starts, Finley recorded three top-five finishes, all of them podium finishes of third, which came at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway, Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., and at Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway. He also collected six top-10 showings, along-with nine top-15s. Finley also picked up one Menards Pole Award, which came at Rockingham in the 2009 season finale.
“Running the ARCA cars a few years back was a lot of fun. We drove for Brad (Keselowski) then and we always had fast race cars with a great chance to win,” said Finley. “ARCA is a great series as well and I learned a lot there. Hopefully that will apply to these K&N cars, which are surprisingly pretty similar in a wide variety of ways.”
As for the remainder of the 2014 racing season and in addition to select appearances in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, Finley will also run in several high-profile super late model races throughout the country with a primary focus on the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS. He’ll also run events within the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance, ARCA Midwest Tour and the Southern Super Series.
On some off weekends, Finley will also compete in an Outlaw Bodied Pro Late Model closer to home at Owosso (Mich.) Speedway.