The last name Finley is known for one thing, winning. Second generation racer, Chad Finley has continued his family's winning ways. Finley, now a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, began his racing career at the age of 10. He finished third in the East Lansing Kart Track Championship points his first season and won the championship the following. He won the Great Lakes Sprint Series Championship and finished sixth in the World Karting Association (WKA) in 2005.
In 2006, Finley made his full-sized stock car debut with the ASA Late Model Series. His first full season in the full-sized stock car came in 2007, when at the age of 15 he won the Outlaw Super Late Model Rookie-of-the-Year award at Spartan Speedway (Mich.).
2008 saw many firsts for Finley. He scored his first career Outlaw Super Late Model feature win at Spartan Speedway (Mich.) and then visited victory lane again just a couple months later, this time driving a Template Pro Late Model in the Super Pro Late Model Series.
2009 saw Finley make the jump to the ARCA Racing Series driving for NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski. He won a pole award at Rockingham Speedway (N.C.), scored one top-five finish, and three top-10s in just four starts that season. Finley made seven starts in the ARCA Racing Series in 2010 where he tied his career best finish of third, twice. Those two top-three finishes came at Rockingham Speedway (N.C.) and Pocono Raceway (Pa.). Chad also raced events at major NASCAR venues such Texas Motor Speedway (Tex.), and Michigan International Speedway (Mich.).
In 2011, Finley competed for JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Championship, finishing third in the overall points standings with five top-five finishes and eight top-10 finishes. He scored two season-high second-place finishes at Lucas Oil Raceway (Ind.) and Dixie Motor Speedway (Mich.) respectively.
In 2012, Finley scored his first career win in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour at Columbus Motor Speedway (Ohio). He also won the Fast Qualifier Award in both the ARCA/CRA Super Series and JEGS/CRA All-Stars and finished the year with four top-five finishes and seven top-10 finishes.
In 2013, Finley ran events in both the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, winning two races in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. He collected five-top five finishes as well as eight top-10 finishes that season as well. At South Alabama Speedway, Finley broke the track record during the 37th Running of the Rattler 250.
2014 saw Finley post many solid finishes in both Pro and Super Late Model races around the country. He also ran select races in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. At the end of season, he moved to Mooresville, N.C., where he expanded Chad Finley Development. 2015 will see his return to NASCAR. This time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Finley's hard work and determination is paying off.
Chad Finley Development (CFD) is owned and operated by Michigan Motorsports Hall of Famer Jeff Finley and his son, NASCAR/ARCA driver Chad Finley. CFD operates out of a 8,000 square foot race shop located in the heart of NASCAR country, Mooresville, N.C as well as 6500 square foot shop in Michigan.
CFD receives support from Bruce Cook a Nascar veteran winning crew chief and provides the very best in ARCA, Nascar K and N East and late model racing when it comes to equipment and support.
Email Chad Finley at Cj_Finley@yahoo.com for more information about CFD and all they have to offer.