Richard Childress Racing
June 26, 2012
Tim George Jr. Event Preview: UNOH 225
"It's a great program, and I encourage all of the fans out there to send a 'Thank You' to the troops."
Event Preview Fact Sheet
Tim George Jr.
No. 2 Applebee's/Potomac Family Dining Chevrolet
June 28, 2012
Race Notes and Quotes:
This Week's Applebee's/Potomac Family Dining Group Chevrolet at Kentucky Speedway ... Tim George Jr. will pilot Chassis No. 021 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in this weekend's UNOH 225. George Jr. earned the pole award with this RCR Chevrolet at Kansas Speedway in April and went on to finish in the 17th position. This chassis was also driven by Austin Dillon at Pocono Raceway in 2010, where he finished seventh after starting fourth. Dillon also drove this Chevrolet during the 2009 season at Iowa Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway finishing 12th and 15th, respectively.
Kentucky Stats ... This weekend’s 150-lap affair will mark Geroge Jr.’s first career Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Although the New York City native has yet to make any competitive laps at the 1.5-mile track in the Truck Series, he has made two ARCA Racing Series starts, earning an average starting position of 15th and an average finishing position of 18.5 while completing 98.5 percent (197 of 200) of his contested laps.
Owner Points ... After seven races in the 2012 season, the No. 2 Chevrolet team currently sits sixth in Camping World Truck Series owner championship point standings courtesy of drivers Kevin Harvick, Brendan Gaughan and George Jr.
Thank You Movement … The No. 2 Chevrolet Silverado will carry a special patriotic paint scheme this weekend as part of the “Thank You Movement” in conjunction with primary sponsor Applebee’s. The movement is a worldwide program offering fans the opportunity to personally say “Thank You” to servicemen and women across all branches of the military. To find out more information on the movement, and how you can say “Thank You”, visit www.applebee’s.com/thankyou.
Smiling Faces … George Jr. is scheduled to visit the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital on his way to Kentucky Speedway on Wednesday, June 27. He will visit two entertainment rooms where patients and family members come to play games, make crafts and listen to music. George Jr. is slated to visit other children's hospitals throughout the 2012 Camping World Truck Series season.
Last Time Around … In his last outing under the RCR banner at Kansas Speedway in April, George Jr. qualified the No. 2 Applebee’s/Potomac Family Dining Group Chevrolet in the pole position After reporting a strong vibration in the early stages of the event, the RCR team discovered a transmission issue was the cause. George Jr. was able to run within the top 20 for the remainder of the event and crossed the finish line in the 17th position.
Rearview Mirror: Texas Motor Speedway ... The No. 2 RCR entry earned a top-five finish with Brendan Gaughan at Texas Motor Speedway in the Camping World Truck Series latest event. The Las Vegas native competed in the top 10 for a majority of the 167-lap event and was on the way to a runner-up finish when he was shuffled back to fourth in a late-race restart where he would remain until the checkered flag waved.
TIM GEORGE JR. QUOTES:
You’ve had some time off from the Camping World Truck Series, how do you mentally prepare for a race after having a long break?
“I’m really excited to get back in the truck this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. Even though I haven’t been racing in the Truck Series, I’ve been competing in the UARA Series with Team Dillon Racing. This helps to pass the time in between Truck Series races and keeps my skills sharp.”
What are your expectations heading into the weekend at Kentucky Speedway?
“Kentucky Speedway has some similarities when compared to Kansas Speedway. We had a really fast truck at Kansas Speedway and qualified on the pole. I think we can go out there this weekend and have similar results. We’re aiming for a top-10 finish and will work hard to run up front.”
You will be running a special paint scheme this weekend. Can you talk a little bit about it?
“We’re running a special paint scheme in conjunction with Applebee’s “Thank You Movement”. This program allows fans to show their support and appreciation for all of the military members. It’s a great program, and I encourage all of the fans out there to send a “Thank You” to the troops.”