Doug George

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Douglas George
Doug George Ortho.jpg
George in 1996
Born (1960-11-05) November 5, 1960 (age 53)
Atwater, California
Achievements 1990 NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour Champion
1995 NASCAR Winston West Series Champion
Awards

1990 NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour Rookie-of-the-Year

2009 Inductee to the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame[1]
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
2 race(s) run over 1 year(s)
Best finish 55th - 1995 (Winston Cup)
First race 1995 Save Mart Supermarkets 300 (Sears Point)
Last race 1995 Dura Lube 500 (Phoenix)
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
56 race(s) run over 5 year(s)
Best finish 12th - 1996 (Craftsman Truck Series)
First race 1996 Florida Dodge Dealers 400 (Homestead)
Last race 2000 Kroger 225 (Kentucky)
Wins Top tens Poles
10

Doug George (born November 5, 1960 in Atwater, California) is a NASCAR driver and mechanic. Currently, he is the crew chief of the #63 MB Motorsports Truck driven by Scott Stenzel in the Camping World Truck Series.

He began racing professionally in the 1980s, driving for his own team. In 1990, he won the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series Rookie of the Year award. He later moved to the NASCAR Winston West Series, where he won Rookie of the Year honors and later, the 1995 series championship.

George made his NASCAR debut in 1995 at Sears Point International Raceway. Driving the #07 Olson Technology Ford Thunderbird, he qualified 42nd and finished 31st in the Winston Cup race. He ran an additional race that season at Phoenix International Raceway, where he finished 41st after a wreck. In 1996, he ran the Craftsman Truck Series in the #21 Ortho Ford F-150. He had a fifth-place run at Sears Point, and finished 12th in the standings, runner-up to Bryan Reffner in the Rookie of the Year battle.

In 1997, George began drivin the #12 Chevrolet Silverado for Bob Blake.He drove for a variety of teams that season, his best finish an eighth at Sonoma for Charles Hardy. He began the 1998 in the #26 MB Motorsports Ford, posting two thirtieth-place finishes. Late in the season, he joined Liberty Racing, driving the #84 Porter-Cable Power Tools Ford and had a tenth at Sonoma, before finishing the season in Liberty's #98 Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce Ford, where had his worst finish with Liberty, fifteenth.

In 1999, George drove a pair of races for Conely Racing, finishing seventeenth at Gateway International Raceway. He joined Impact Motorsports as the crew chief of the #12 Hot Wheels Dodge Ram for Carlos Contreras in 2000. During the season, he drove Impact's #86 R.C. Cola truck at Gateway following the release of Mike Cope, finishing 33rd after a wreck. He drove the #12 truck filling in for Contreras at Kentucky, finishing sixteenth.

Following his driving career, George worked at Morgan-Dollar Motorsports, and later at Joe Gibbs Racing, serving as crew chief for Coy Gibbs. In 2005, he joined Xpress Motorsports and was named crew chief for the #19 for Regan Smith, but the team shut down after two races. He joined the #89 team driven by Morgan Shepherd in 2006 before the team was purchased by CJM Racing. In 2007, he returned to NASCAR as crew chief for Billy Ballew Motorsports from 2008 to 2010, working most notably with Kyle Busch. He left BBM for Kevin Harvick Incorporated in 2010 to work on the #2 truck split by Kevin Harvick and Elliott Sadler. He moved to Turner Motorsports in 2011 before being hired by GB Racing for the 2012 season. In 2009, George was inducted into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. For 2013, he will serve as the crew chief for Scott Stenzel at MB Motorsports, following GB Racing's reduction to a part-time schedule.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame". West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 

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Achievements
Preceded by
Mike Chase
NASCAR Winston West Series champion
1995
Succeeded by
Lance Hooper
Preceded by
Dan Press
NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour champion
1990
Succeeded by
Rick Carelli