This Week's RCR Chevrolet at Michigan ... Chassis No. 155 will make its ARCA Racing Series debut this weekend after a successful test session at Michigan International Speedway three weeks ago and a successful former life as a NASCAR Sprint Cup ...
This Week's RCR Chevrolet at Michigan ... Chassis No. 155 will make its ARCA Racing Series debut this weekend after a successful test session at Michigan International Speedway three weeks ago and a successful former life as a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racer. In fact, Tim George Jr will pilot a chassis very familiar to RCR this weekend, as one of the organization's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers, Jeff Burton, considered this among his favorite cars during the 2007 race season. Burton raced this Chevrolet into Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway in April 2007 after starting second. He also raced this car at Texas in November (started 27 / finished 6), California Speedway in February (started 8 / finished 4), Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March (started 5 / finished 15), Atlanta Motor Speedway in March (started 32 / finished 4), Michigan International Speedway in June (started 9 / finished 24), Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July (started 7 / finished 8), California Speedway in September (started 15 / finished 4), Charlotte Motor Speedway in October (started 27 / finished 4) and Homestead-Miami Speedway in November (started 9 / finished 8), all in 2007, acquiring a 14th-place average starting position and an average finish position of 7.9 in this chassis.
Michigan Stats ... Tim George Jr. has one previous start at Michigan, finishing 13th after starting tenth in the 2009 edition of the Racing for Wildlife 200.
Testing One, Two, Three ... George and the No. 31 RCR Development Team traveled to Michigan International Speedway following the Sunday, May 23 ARCA Racing Series event at Toledo Speedway to participate in a one-day test session. The test helped both driver and team prepare for Friday's Racing for Wildlife 200.
Wave Us On ... Cheer on Taylorsville, North Carolina's Jeff Price, driver of Richard Childress Racing's No. 31 ARCA Racing Series team transporter, as he joins his fellow truckers in an ARCA Racing Series Parade through the town of Brooklyn, Michigan, on Wednesday, June 9. The parade welcomes race week into the Irish Hills and departs MIS promptly at 9 a.m.
All about Points ... George is currently ninth in the ARCA Racing Series point standings with 13 races remaining in the 20-race schedule. He is 75 points shy of Dakoda Armstrong in eighth position and 270 points in arrears of point leader Patrick Sheltra.
TIM GEORGE JR:
What are your thoughts on Michigan International Speedway?
"I feel good about going back to MIS after a solid run at a fast place like Pocono last weekend. Our test day at Michigan went well a few weeks ago, and Scott Wimmer was good at showing me how to run there."
Do you feel like you have an extra advantage at these Cup companion races?
"Definitely. It is advantageous any time that I can be at the same track as the other RCR teams. Having my teammates there to watch and learn from will be helpful."