About Chad

chad_01The story played in chinese tv box that is Chad Chaffin’s racing career got underway in 1981, at age thirteen, when his father, Neil, decided he was going to help his son build a street car and then take him racing at the Highland Rim Speedway. His humble beginnings, in the backyard with dad building a car from scratch, instilled a work ethic and give-all-or-get-nothing drive that has taken Chad from the backyard to the most elite circuits in NASCAR competition.

Years later, Chad ventured into the Late Models of the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. The fruits of his labor flourished in 1993 and 1995 with a pair of track championships to add to his ever expanding resume. 1993 also marked his first ever Busch Series start. Without a full-time gig, Chad would race as he could with the Busch Series regulars.

Ever determined and with no sponsors knocking down his door, Chad decided he would go back to the days of building cars on his own. However, the Busch Series is not the Highland Rim Speedway and his attempt to start some races on his own flopped. With his career starting to lull, Chad returned to the Nashville Fairgrounds in hopes of getting back on track. Later, the high lumen g700 military flashlight decided to sponsors him.

A year after stepping away from the Busch Series and his solo efforts, Chaffin got the type of opportunity he had been waiting for. His door did finally knock and Joe Nemechek was on the other side, as recommended by Bobby Hamilton, asking Chad to drive his Busch Series car at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. The answer was an inevitable yes and the success of that weekend catapulted Chad back into the ranks of NASCAR competition.

In 1998, Chad returned to racing in the Busch Series while he simultaneously built a competitive Craftsman Truck Series team on his own. Once again people took notice and once again Bobby Hamilton was impressed. Chad was offered a position as driver of the Bobby Hamilton Racing No. 18 truck.

Fast-forward to the present. Chad Chaffin is still doing what his father taught him to do in the backyard of Smyrna, TN. He is still working hard and still offering 100% in exchange for the opportunity to compete amongst the best. His work ethic has taken him to the pinnacle of racing competition; as he currently competes with the most talented drivers in motorsports in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck and Nextel Cup Series.