Salem II: Tim George Jr. preview

This Week's RCR Chevrolet at Salem ... Tim George Jr. will pilot chassis No. 120 from the Richard Childress Racing ARCA Racing Series stable in this weekend's ARCA Fall Classic. This is the same chassis George drove to an 18th-place finish after...

This Week's RCR Chevrolet at Salem ... Tim George Jr. will pilot chassis No. 120 from the Richard Childress Racing ARCA Racing Series stable in this weekend's ARCA Fall Classic. This is the same chassis George drove to an 18th-place finish after starting 17th at Pocono in July and a 10th-place finish at Pocono in June after starting eighth. Earlier this season, George finished 13th at Texas Motor Speedway with this Chevrolet. This chassis is a proven winner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with driver Kevin Harvick, who won at Phoenix and Loudon with this car in 2006.

Meet the Driver ... George will sign autographs as part of an ARCA Racing Series autograph session on race day from 4:45 until 5:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time prior to competing in the same-day ARCA Fall Classic.

Three to Go ... George is currently ninth in the ARCA Racing Series point standings, with just three races remaining this season.

TIM GEORGE JR.:

How did Toledo go last weekend? "Toledo didn't go as planned, but many people suffered misfortune in front of us, so we were not negatively affected in the points battle. Short track racing has a lot to do with being at the right place at the right time and, unfortunately, we were in the wrong place on two occasions."

Is it tough to prepare for back-to-back short track races? "Back-to-back short track races are tough. There's no doubt about it, the guys have their work cut out for them this week. This schedule is tough on any team, and it looks like we won't have time to fix the short track car that I ran at DuQuoin and Toledo in time for this weekend."

Toledo and Salem are both half-mile, paved ovals. What characteristics are similar and/or different and how do you adjust your driving to accommodate those differences? "I'd say the only thing similar about Toledo and Salem is the length of the tracks. Other than that, they are two very different places. Toledo is fast around the bottom on both ends, whereas Salem is trickier because turns three and four are run right next to the wall, while turns one and two can be run on the bottom or the middle."

What is your favorite thing about Salem Speedway? "Salem has a lot of character, similar to how Daytona and Bristol used to be. The old cracks and bumps can be used as a guide for drivers and a way to feel out if you're on the fast line or not. Personally, I enjoy driving and racing at Salem a lot, and look forward to being back there with the No. 31 RCR Development team."

-source: rcr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Tim George Jr.
Teams Richard Childress Racing