Kansas: Tim George Jr. pre-event notes

This Week's RCR Chevrolet at Kansas ... Tim George Jr. will pilot chassis No. 155 in Thursday's Kansas Lottery 150. George drove this Chevrolet to a 16th-place finish after starting ninth at Chicagoland Speedway in August and an eighth-place...

This Week's RCR Chevrolet at Kansas ... Tim George Jr. will pilot chassis No. 155 in Thursday's Kansas Lottery 150. George drove this Chevrolet to a 16th-place finish after starting ninth at Chicagoland Speedway in August and an eighth-place finish after starting 14th at Michigan International Speedway in June. He has also used this car at ARCA Open Tests at Kansas, Chicagoland and Michigan this season. Prior to the ARCA Racing Series, this chassis had a successful former life as a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racer.

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

TIM GEORGE JR.

How does Kansas Speedway compare to other 1.5-mile tracks on the schedule? "I'm looking forward to Kansas this week. It drives a little differently than most "cookie cutter" 1.5-mile tracks. I think it suits my driving style a bit more than other intermediate tracks I've raced on this year. These tracks have been my biggest hurdle since I started stock car racing, and I'm pushing to be competitive on them."

Is there anything especially challenging about Kansas Speedway? "Kansas will be tough for us, I think, when compared to some of the other series that will run later in the week. The lower groove will be rubbered in, but it will take a while for the upper groove to come in for passing lapped traffic and slower cars."

Heading into the second-to-last race of your second ARCA Racing Series season, do you feel like ARCA has been beneficial to your driving career? "ARCA has been helpful in my development, especially with RCR. My limited stock car experience has been challenged by a competitive group of drivers this year- more so than years past. There have been so many new winners in the series- I think that speaks to the level of competition. At the end of the day, however, I'm competing against myself."

What are your goals for the last two races of the year? "I'm shooting to remain in the top 10 in points, and a top five or a win would be great!"

-source: rcr

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