Richard Childress Racing
July 16, 2012
Tim George Jr. Earns Top-15 Finish at Iowa Speedway
"For tonight to be successful, I wanted a top-15 finish. We came here and accomplished that."
Start - 18
Finish - 15
Laps Led - 0
Owner Points - 9
Tim George Jr. and the No. 2 Applebee's/Potomac Family Dining Group team finished 15th at Iowa Speedway after battling handling conditions on the Chevrolet for the majority of the American Ethanol 200. George Jr. started the 200-lap affair from the 18th position and maintained a running position within the top 20 for the first portion of the event. The New York City native reported a loose-handling condition in the entry of the corners and a tight-handling condition in the exit of the corners in the early stages of the race. Crew chief Gere Kennon instructed the Richard Childress Racing driver to increase and decrease the amount of brake on the Chevrolet Silverado to help remedy the handling issues. Over the course of three pit stops, the Kennon-led team made routine chassis adjustments to assist with the handling on George's No. 2 Chevrolet. George battled for position in the closing laps and was a to maneuver around the 0.875-mile track to cross the finish line in the 15th position.
TIM GEORGE JR. QUOTE:
"For tonight to be successful, I wanted a top-15 finish and a No. 2 Applebee's/ Potomac Family Dining Group Chevrolet in one piece. We came here and accomplished that. I'm happy with how the race went and really enjoyed racing at Iowa Speedway. I'm excited to get to Pocono Raceway because it's my home track, and I've performed well there in the past."