KNOXVILLE, TN :: Chad Finchum was officially crowned the NASCAR Whelen All American Series (NWAAS) Tennessee State Champion at the NWAAS Awards Banquet earlier in December.
Finchum won the Tennessee State Championship by virtue of his track championship at Kingsport Speedway where he won six races on the season en route to the championship.
“The guys are incredible,” Finchum said. “I couldn’t ask for a better crew chief. Dinky Torbett works his butt off non-stop 24 hours all week long. I can’t be more thankful to have him on our side and getting all these victorious wins.
“I guess you could say we had a ‘dream season’ with what we accomplished. With this being just my first full season of Late Model Stock racing, some might’ve thought the goals we set as a team were too high. But, hey, back when we participated in preseason practice, I truly felt like we would do really well.”
Along with his track championship, Finchum also set the fastest lap in qualifying for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 at Martinsville Speedway. His heat race victory in that event put him on the pole for the main event but his day came to an early end after an accident.
Photo credit: Saturday Night Fever Motorsports
Finchum is supported by Texas Roadhouse, Embassy Suites, A-1 Finchum Heating and Cooling, Food City, Creek Side Grill 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.