Kansas: Tim George Jr. preview

Tim George Jr. Storms into Kansas Speedway George Looking to Enter Land of Oz, and Exit a 'Lottery' Winner Mooresville, N.C. (September 28, 2010)- Gearing up for the second to last race of the 2010 ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and ...

Tim George Jr. Storms into Kansas Speedway
George Looking to Enter Land of Oz, and Exit a 'Lottery' Winner

Mooresville, N.C. (September 28, 2010)- Gearing up for the second to last race of the 2010 ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards season, Tim George Jr. will take to the driver seat of the No. 31 for the Kansas Lottery 150 at Kansas Speedway on Thursday, Sept. 30. The New York, N.Y. native heads to a track this weekend with some familiarity and one that suits his driving style.

George and the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing (RCR) Development Chevrolet team will follow the yellow brick road out to Kansas Speedway ninth in the ARCA Racing Series driver point standings. The talented 29-year-old has remained a fixture in the top-10 in the standings throughout the season, proving consistency with 3750 points.

In one career start at Kansas Speedway in 2009, George finished 15th as he overcame early troubles at the 1.5-mile track. George started from the 10th position after rain forced qualifying to be canceled and the field was set by points.

"Kansas will be tough for us I think, when compared to some of the other series that will run here later in the week," George said. "The lower groove will be 'rubbered' in, but it will take a while for the upper groove to come in for passing lapped traffic and slower cars."

George recently participated in the ARCA-sanctioned Open Test session on September 21st, and found himself with in the top-10 throughout the day during the two-session test at Kansas Speedway's D-shaped oval. He drove the No.31 RCR Chevrolet Impala to a lap of 32.775 seconds (164.760 mph), ninth overall during the test.

George feels the next two races on intermediate tracks will be pivotal for the RCR Development team. After Kansas, the following race is at the 1.017 -mile Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, N.C. (Oct. 9).

"I'm looking forward to Kansas Speedway this week," George said. "The track drives a little differently than most of the "cookie cutter" 1.5-mile tracks. I think this track suits my driving style a bit more than the other intermediate tracks I've raced on this year. These tracks have been my biggest hurdle since I started stock car racing, and I'm pushing to be competitive on them."

In two races this season at the intermediate tracks (1-2 mi.), George has had an 8.5 starting average, compared to an overall average of 12.9.

-source: tim george jr. PR

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Series ARCA
Drivers Tim George Jr.
Teams Richard Childress Racing