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Tim George Jr. and the No. 31 RCR Development team will take the track at the Tire Kingdom 150 presented by ModSpace at Palm Beach International Raceway on February 27 at 1 PM. NEW COLORS - The No. 31 entry will be decked out in orange, green ...

Tim George Jr. and the No. 31 RCR Development team will take the track at the Tire Kingdom 150 presented by ModSpace at Palm Beach International Raceway on February 27 at 1 PM.

NEW COLORS - The No. 31 entry will be decked out in orange, green and white, with the markings of the University of Miami and The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis this weekend. Tim George Jr. will race the UM - Buoniconti Fund themed design and donate his share of the prize winnings toward a year-long goal of raising $59,000.

ROAD COURSE RACING - George Jr. is no stranger to road course races. He spent 2007 racing in the Grand AM Koni Challenge Series, posting three top-10 qualifiers and five top-10 finishes. Then, he went on to compete in the Grand Am Rolex GT series in 2009. During this impressive season, George Jr. won at New Jersey Motorsports Park, finished third at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and had seven podiums in total. He also walked away with the Rolex series Rookie of the Year honor as well as the Rolex GT Bob Akin Award. He completed the season with a fourth place finish in the Rolex GT Championship.

NEW STOP FOR ARCA - This will be the first time the ARCA Racing Series will race at Palm Beach International Raceway. On February 8, teams tested at the 2.034-mile road course. George Jr. was pleased with the test posting third fastest time overall.

SOUTH FLORIDA - Tim George Jr. lived in Miami for four years, while attending the University of Miami. As he heads to Palm Beach, George Jr. will be greeted by many friends and is excited to race with them in the crowd.

Tim George Jr.:

ON RACING WITH UM AND THE BUONICONTI FUND - "I am excited to be teamed up with the University of Miami and the Buoniconti Fund. I am happy that my racing career can also be utilized to benefit such a great cause. I am looking forward to racing and to donating my winnings to help get people out of wheelchairs."

ON PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY - "Palm Beach is a very exciting and fun racetrack, and I am eager to participate in the first ARCA race there."

ON ROAD COURSE RACING - "I am really excited that ARCA added another road course to the schedule. I came from road course racing and feel that experience will set me apart from the field. I finished fifth and moved up 26 positions from the start of the race in my first stock car road race. I look forward to applying my skills this weekend and hope to get another top-five finish."

-source: rcr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Bob Akin , Tim George Jr.