Illinois: Tim George Jr. preview

This Week's RCR Chevrolet at Springfield ... Tim George Jr. will pilot chassis No. 167 from the Richard Childress Racing ARCA Racing Series stable in this weekend's Allen Crowe 100. This chassis has served as a backup car for George for much of...

This Week's RCR Chevrolet at Springfield ... Tim George Jr. will pilot chassis No. 167 from the Richard Childress Racing ARCA Racing Series stable in this weekend's Allen Crowe 100. This chassis has served as a backup car for George for much of the 2010 season and will make its first paces in ARCA Racing Series competition on Sunday. In its previous life, this Chevrolet was raced in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2006 and 2007.

Dirt Tracking ... Although George's racing roots are in the asphalt road racing ranks, his experience on dirt has been ramped up significantly this season through his association with Team Dillon Racing. The New York, N.Y., native has run a limited schedule of both dirt and paved late model races throughout the Southeast for TDR in 2010.

Bill France Four Crown Includes Springfield ... The Allen Crowe 100 is the third of four races in the ARCA Racing Series' prestigious Bill France Four Crown. The complex slate of races at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway (August 7), New Jersey Motorsports Park (August 15), the Illinois State Fairgrounds (August 22), and Chicagoland Speedway (August 27) tests drivers and teams on four distinct types of tracks: a short track, a road course, a dirt track, and a speedway, respectively. The driver who accumulates the most points during these four races will earn the Bill France Four Crown, recognizing the driver's ability to perform well on a diverse combination of tracks.

All about Points ... George is currently ninth in the ARCA Racing Series point standings just past the half-way point of the 20-race schedule.

TIM GEORGE JR.:

You've spent a lot of time this season with the guys at Team Dillon Racing, competing in short track dirt and asphalt late model events. Have those dirt races helped prepare you for dirt track racing in the ARCA Racing Series?

"Getting some experience with Team Dillon Racing in dirt late model stock cars has been helpful to my car control on asphalt. I believe it will help me with the two ARCA dirt races as well. There are some differences, as the ARCA car doesn't get as sideways as a 'pure' dirt car, but after running with a bunch of full-time dirt racers I should be more comfortable."

Dirt track racing adds to the diversity of the ARCA Racing Series schedule. How does racing at Springfield and DuQuoin prepare you for a fulltime motorsports career?

"The diversity of the ARCA schedule promotes driver adaptation. I feel l will use this skill set as I move forward with my career."

-source: rcr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Tim George Jr.
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