Kentucky II: Tim George Jr preview

George Jr. heads to Kentucky with experience and confidence Tim George Jr. will mark a first this weekend when he makes a return visit to the Kentucky Speedway for Saturday night's Click It or Ticket Buckle-Up Kentucky 150. With just 11 events...

George Jr. heads to Kentucky with experience and confidence

Tim George Jr. will mark a first this weekend when he makes a return visit to the Kentucky Speedway for Saturday night's Click It or Ticket Buckle-Up Kentucky 150.

With just 11 events of the 21-race schedule complete, George Jr. will now make his second start on many of the racetracks as the tour runs its second half, revisiting some of the stops previously visited in the first portion of the year.

In May, during George Jr.'s first visit to the 1.5-mile track, he had a solid run in the Ruby Tuesday/Chrome Hearts/Metromint Toyota, finishing a solid 14th.

"This is the first time I will be back at a track I have raced on in my ARCA racing career. I'm looking forward to having some familiarity with how the track will change during the race and the line itself," George Jr. said.

In preparing for the event, George Jr. and his No. 2 Eddie Sharp Racing crew recently visited Kentucky for a test session along with teammates Craig Goess, Jr. and Justin Lofton. Though the test session was fruitful, the changing track temperatures, in addition to the Goodyear tire rubber, in contract to ARCA's Hoosiers, that might be laid down on the racing surface leaves a question mark entering the race weekend.

"The temperature should be higher and there will be a lot of different rubber from the Camping World Truck Series (which runs prior to the ARCA race)," George Jr. added. "We have all been working hard at the shop to get me a lot more comfortable in the car, so hopefully it pays off."

George Jr. currently sits ninth in the ARCA RE/MAX Series point standings and so far, has tallied five top-15 finishes.

-credit: esr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Justin Lofton , Tim George Jr. , Craig Goess