This Week's RCR Chevrolet at Toledo ... Tim George Jr. will pilot chassis No. 167 from the RCR ARCA Racing Series stable in this weekend's ARCA 200. On Monday, George raced this same chassis on the half-mile dirt track at the DuQuoin State ...
This Week's RCR Chevrolet at Toledo ... Tim George Jr. will pilot chassis No. 167 from the RCR ARCA Racing Series stable in this weekend's ARCA 200. On Monday, George raced this same chassis on the half-mile dirt track at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in Southern Illinois, recovering from two spins to finish 13th after starting 11th. George raced this chassis to a 15th-place finish after starting 29th at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in August. In its previous life, this Chevrolet was raced in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2006 and 2007.
Toledo Stats ... Tim George Jr. has three previous starts at Toledo Speedway, with a best start of ninth (May 2009) and a best finish of 19th (September 2009). In May, he started 16th but finished 25th, completing 98 of 200 laps after an early race accident.
Meet the Driver ... George will sign autographs as part of an ARCA Racing Series autograph session on Sunday, Sept. 12, from 12 until 1:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time prior to competing in the same-day ARCA 200.
Four to Go ... George is currently ninth in the ARCA Racing Series point standings, with just four races remaining this season.
TIM GEORGE JR.:
This will be your third start at Toledo. Do you feel like having previous experience will help you? Things seem to happen pretty fast there...
"Toledo is one of the marquis tracks on the ARCA Racing Series schedule. I feel like we have been very competitive with our short track package, and I'm looking forward to going there for the second time this season."
How are you and your team preparing for back-to-back short track races at Toledo and Salem?
"Back-to-back short track races are tough, but luckily I have a very talented group of guys to work with at RCR. I feel confident that they will provide me with a shot at being competitive. Toledo is a track where a lot of time is spent in the corners. I will work on my car to run both low and high, because some passing will need to be done mid-corner."
What are your goals for the last four races of the season?
"Speed-wise, we have been at or near the top of the board for most of the season. Our first big win seems to be elluding us. I'm really focused on finishing every race for the rest of this season, and a win would be an added bonus because it would really give me some momentum rolling into 2011."