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Chad Finchum to make Cup debut at Bristol

To say that Chad Finchum of Knoxville is excited would be an understatement, because after all, the 23-year-old is scheduled to make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Food City 500 on Sunday, April 15.

Finchum will be pulling double-duty, competing in both the Food City 500 and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 the day before on Saturday, April 14.

"I've been blessed with opportunities to run NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series races at Bristol Motor Speedway over the past few years, but I'm very excited at getting to fulfill a childhood dream of being able to run a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at BMS," Finchum said today at a Bristol Motor Speedway promotional event at Calhoun's on the River in Knoxville.

"To be quite honest, at this early in my NASCAR career I wasn't really expecting to be able run a Cup Series race. I'm just very thankful to Carl Long and MBM Motorsports for having the confidence and faith in me to drive their race cars."

Finchum is full-time driver for MBM Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and is coming off a three-race swing out West having competed at Phoenix, Las Vegas and California, after having opened the 2018 racing season at Daytona and the following weekend at Atlanta.

Smithbilt Homes of Knoxville have been a great supporter of Chad Finchum Racing, and joining them on the MBM Motorsports Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series No. 66 Toyota and NASCAR Xfinity Series No. 40 Toyota for both races at Bristol Motor Speedway will be Concrete North Inc., located in Elk Grove, California.

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