Tim George Jr. posted a best of the season 14th-place finish in the No. 5 Applebee’s Racing Wauters Motorsports Ford F150 Saturday at Kansas Speedway in the SFP 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.
George qualified the Ford F150 in the 23rd-place position for the fourth Camping World Truck Series race of the season. He and his spotter, Tyler Green, worked diligently to avoid the numerous incidents on-track in the caution filled event, but couldn’t avoid a near catastrophe on pit road. The No. 8 truck, prematurely leaving his pit turned into the side of the No. 5 Wauters Motorsports truck as George entered his spinning the No. 5 sideways in his its pit. There were no injuries to the pit crew and little damage to the truck, but the team was relegated to a 28th-place restart on lap 27.
George advanced to the eighth-place position during green flag stops and pitted on lap 79 for four tires and fuel. Unfortunately, the No.5 Applebee’s Racing Ford F150 was nabbed by NASCAR officials for entering pit road too fast and had to serve a pass through penalty, putting the team a lap down.
George and the Wauters Motorsports NASCAR Camping World Truck Series persevered, finding their rhythm bringing home the first top-15 finish of the 2013 season. This will be George’s third top-20 finish with Wauters Motorsports after teaming up at the Series season opener in February.
“We had a decent run today at Kansas Speedway,” Tim George Jr. said. “We had really hoped for a top-10 this week and had to settle with 14th (place). The chemistry is working right, the pit stops have been great and we are advancing - showing we can run with these guys. Looking forward to Charlotte and seeing if we can get that top-10 then.”
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return on Friday, May 17, 2013 for the running of the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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