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Chad Finchum Sweeps in Lonesome Pine Season Opener

COEBURN, VA — Chad Finchum picked up his first and second wins of the season on Saturday night at Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, VA. Finchum led all but five laps total in the two Late Model features — his first two starts in a Late Model at The Pine.

“This was the first time I had ever been to Lonesome Pine in a Late Model,” Finchum said. “I had been here in a Pro Challenge race a few years ago but I honestly hadn’t remembered the track. We got out to the track on Friday to practice and we worked on the car hard. We practiced from 1pm to about 8:30pm working on everything we could work on. By the end of the night, we had the car real fast and right where we wanted it. The car didn’t twitch once during the races. It’s the best handling car anyone could ever ask for.”

Finchum started the day off setting the fast time in qualifying and the backing that up by leading wire-to-wire in the first of two races. In the second race, Finchum slipped in fluid laid down by another car on the opening lap of the race and surrendered the lead. Five laps later, Finchum reclaimed the lead and never looked back to complete the sweep.

“We didn’t get off to the start we wanted at Kingsport last week but this makes up for it.”

Finchum has two wins in three starts in 2014.

Chad Finchum will be back in action on Friday night, April 18th at Kingsport Speedway in Tennessee.

Finchum is supported by Texas Roadhouse, A-1 Finchum Heating and Cooling, Food City and Finchum Paint & Body. For more information on Finchum’s racing career check out his website at www.ChadFinchum.com and follow him on twitter @chadfinchum.