Blown Tire Relegates Tim George Jr. to a 27th-Place Finish at Martinsville
Oct/29/12 10:11 PM Filed in: Tim George Jr.
Start – 33
Finish – 27
Laps Led – 0
Points – N/A
In his career-first NASCAR Camping World Series start at Martinsville Speedway, Tim George Jr. was improving his position when a blown right-front tire resulted in laps lost to the leader and relegated the No. 93 Applebee’s/Potomac Family Dining Group team to a 27th-place finish. Starting the Kroger 200 from the 33rd position, the New York City native exercised patience and methodically made his way into the 21st position by lap 89. On lap 93, the bead of the right-front tire melted with the heavy brake use that is typical at the Virginia-based short track, sending the No. 93 Chevrolet Silverado into the outside retaining wall. George drove the truck to pit road for four new Goodyear Eagles, fuel and minor repairs to the fender. Returning to the track in the 30th position, two laps down to the leader, George regained what ground he could in the remaining 100 circuits to bring home a 27th-place result.
TIM GEORGE JR QUOTE:
“That was fun. Martinsville Speedway is a fun little track. The Applebee's/Potomac Family Dining Group Chevrolet Silverado was fast. We should have had a better finish except for that (blown) tire. I learned a lot today, especially racing with (teammate, Kevin) Harvick. I can see how guys can either love or hate this place. It’s a real challenge to get it right here. Right now, I like it.”