Talladega: Tim George Jr. preview

This Week's RCR Chevrolet at Talladega ... Tim George Jr. will pilot chassis No. 160 from the Richard Childress Racing ARCA Racing Series stable in this weekend's ARCA 250. George worked his way to a 19th-place finish with this chassis at Daytona...

This Week's RCR Chevrolet at Talladega ... Tim George Jr. will pilot chassis No. 160 from the Richard Childress Racing ARCA Racing Series stable in this weekend's ARCA 250. George worked his way to a 19th-place finish with this chassis at Daytona International Speedway in February after starting 34th. This chassis has a four-race history in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with Clint Bowyer, who finished sixth with this car in the 2006 Daytona 500. Bowyer also drove this car to a 40th-place result after being involved in an accident at Talladega in May 2006, a 10th-place finish at Daytona in July 2006 and a seventh-place finish at Daytona in July 2007.

George's Talladega History ... Tim George Jr has made two previous appearances at Talladega Superspeedway in ARCA Racing Series competition, finishing 13th in his most recent run at the 2.66-mile superspeedway in 2009. The New York, N.Y., native has completed 99.5 percent of the laps he has attempted at the track (190 of 191 laps).

Texas Recap ... Tim George Jr. and the No. 31 RCR Development Chevrolet team escaped eight caution flags unscathed to finish 13th in last weekend's Rattlesnake 150 at Texas Motor Speedway. With 16 races remaining in the 20-race ARCA Racing Series, George is 10th in the driver point standings.

Testing 1, 2, 3 ... George and the Gere Kennon-led Richard Childress Racing Development Team were among 27 race teams who participated in an ARCA-sanctioned open test session at Talladega Superspeedway in March. The team used the two-day test to prepare for Friday's ARCA 250.

Meet the Driver ... Tim George Jr will join the top-20 ARCA Racing Series drivers in an autograph session at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, April 23, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Talladega Superspeedway in the concourse area behind the OV Hill South Grandstand, section D & E.

TIM GEORGE JR:

Talk about superspeedway racing with Richard Childress Racing and your goals for this weekend's ARCA race.

"This will be my third year racing at Talladega. RCR has historically been strong at superspeedway racing, and I'm proud to drive a plate race for such a well respected brand. We have been working hard to get our car to draft well, which is somewhat difficult because of the lack of drafting practice in ARCA. Technology is helpful, but there's no substitute for the real thing. It will be good to have my Cup teammates there to lean on for support as well."

-source: rcr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Clint Bowyer , Tim George Jr.
Teams Richard Childress Racing