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Richard Childress Racing Shuts Down No. 2 Truck in the Camping World Truck Series

January 16th, 2013 at 11:05 PM
By Mark Eddinger

The plan coming into the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season was to have two full time Truck entries and a part time one at Richard Childress Racing. But now after sponsorship could not be obtained for the part time effort that team has been shut down.

Tim George Jr. was supposed to be behind the wheel of the No. 2 in 13 of the 22 races but now will be looking elsewhere to drive. A rumor has it that George may end up in an Eddie Sharp Racing truck.

'Tim George Jr' photo (c) 2011, Mike Kalasnik - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The No. 3 driven by Ty Dillon and the No. 62 driven by Brendan Gaughan will compete full time for RCR with both drivers looking to compete for the championship.

The 32-year old George suffered a broken ankle this winter skiing in Colorado but should be rehabbed in time for Daytona if he can find a ride. RCR said that the injury was not the reason their deal with George fell though. It was solely because proper funding with sponsorship could not be secured.

George competed in 12 of the 22 Truck Series races in 2012, 11 of those in RCR's No. 2 truck sponsored by Applebee's. His best finish came at Talladega when he finished ninth and he also won a pole at Kansas. In 2011 George competed in the full ARCA Racing Series season for RCR and won once at Pocono en route to a seven place finish in the points.

Tags: Brendan Gaughan, Camping World Truck Series, Eddie Sharp Racing, Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing, Tim George Jr., Ty Dillon

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