Road America: Tim George Jr. preview

This Week's RCR Chevrolet at Road America ... Tim George Jr. will pilot chassis No. 072 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable in this weekend's Bucyrus 200 presented by Menards. This Chevrolet has raced on three...

This Week's RCR Chevrolet at Road America ... Tim George Jr. will pilot chassis No. 072 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable in this weekend's Bucyrus 200 presented by Menards. This Chevrolet has raced on three previous occasions and has made two trips to Victory Lane, both with Kevin Harvick in 2007 at Watkins Glen and in Montreal. In 2008, Clint Bowyer finished 23rd after starting 17th with this chassis at Watkins Glen.

Back to his Roots ... George has extensive road course racing experience in the Grand-Am Rolex GT Series, Grand-Am Koni Challenge Series and the Skip Barber R/T Formula Dodge Regional Race Series. In 2008, George was named the Grand-Am Rolex GT Series Rookie of the Year. The Grand-Am Rolex GT Series teams he drove for in 2008 and 2009 finished third and second, respectively, in those two years' Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Familiar Course ... George has one win and three podium finishes at Road America in the Skip Barber Racing Series. And, although this weekend's Bucyrus 200 presented by Menards marks the New York, N.Y. native's first NNS start, it is not his first road course start in a full-sized stock car. He has competed at both New Jersey Motorsports Park and Palm Beach International Raceway in the ARCA Racing Series.

Meet the Driver ... George will participate in a NNS autograph session on pit road at Road America on Friday, June 18, from 6:15-7:30 p.m. local time.

TIM GEORGE JR:

You're making your NASCAR Nationwide Series debut this weekend at a track that you are very familiar with. What are your thoughts going into the weekend?

"It's a great opportunity for me to debut in the Nationwide Series with RCR at a track I am familiar with. I have not been to the historic circuit in several years, but I have had success there in the past so I'm hoping that those past experiences will help me get up to speed quickly so that we can work on the setup right away. The initial test day will be all about acclimating myself at the track in a much heavier and higher horsepower car than I've driven there previously. I'm looking forward to the challenge and to be racing in one of the top three series in NASCAR, with a great shot at doing well."

-source: rcr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Skip Barber , Clint Bowyer , Tim George Jr.
Teams Richard Childress Racing