Michael Finley

Recent graduate at Salisbury University, a Communications major with a History minor. Want to be historian, okay writer, not a photographer.

By Michael Finley On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Finley Factor: Everything Is Great

Kyle Busch had a long day on Sunday. The 2015 Cup Series champion, still on the hunt for his first points win of the season, entered the Coca-Cola 600 with a lot of expectations. He had just won the All-Star race More...

By Michael Finley On Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Finley Factor: 2018 NASCAR Hall Of Fame Ballot – Part Two

Ricky Rudd Rudd is probably the best overall driver on the ballot. Bobby Labonte comes pretty close, being one of only two drivers to win XFINITY Series and Cup Series championships, but Rudd had more seasons as More...

By Michael Finley On Monday, May 15th, 2017

Finley Factor: 2018 NASCAR Hall Of Fame Ballot – Part One

This year’s NASCAR Hall of Fame class might just be the toughest to choose yet. This is the first list of nominees where nobody really jumps out as a slam dunk candidate; compare that to last season which had More...

By Michael Finley On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Finley Factor: Let’s Fix The Serial “Buschwhacking” Problem

After weeks of falling races, NASCAR actually had a steady, even slightly up rating for a race on television. But, it wasn’t the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway; it was the More...

By Michael Finley On Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Finley Factor: 2017 Championship Picks

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion: Timothy Peters Peters’ situation in the Truck Series is one of the most stable in all of NASCAR. Since winning his first race for Red Horse Racing in his first start More...

By Michael Finley On Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Finley Factor: Is This What We Really Want?

On Monday evening, NASCAR held a press conference that announced dramatic changes to its race and points format. Races will now be split into three different segments, with the top 10 drivers in the running order More...

By Michael Finley On Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Larson Prevails In Battle Of Cup Drivers At Texas XFINITY Race

Just last week, NASCAR made a number of rule changes for next year geared towards lessening Sprint Cup Series drivers involvement in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, especially during the XFINITY Series Chase. Saturday’s More...

By Michael Finley On Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Truex Dominates, Outlasts “The Monster” At Dover

Not much could be lost for Martin Truex Jr. entering Dover. The New Jersey driver already won a race in this Chase round two weeks ago at Chicagoland, and so he could have finished 1st or 31st; it would have no More...

By Michael Finley On Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Suarez survives ”The Monster”; Wins XFINITY Series race at Dover

Daniel Suarez found victory lane at Dover International Speedway on a cloudy Sunday morning in the Drive Sober 200 and locked himself into the Round of 8 in the inaugural XFINITY Series Chase. On paper, it looked More...

By Michael Finley On Friday, September 30th, 2016

Rain Washes Away Dover Sprint Cup Qualifying; Keselowski On Pole

A persistent rain forced NASCAR to cancel qualifying for the Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Friday. As per the NASCAR rulebook, the field will line up based on points with points leader More...

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