Retro Rundown: Darlington Raceway Throwback Paint Scheme to Honor Crew Chief Doug George
Mooresville, N.C. (May 4, 2022)—Blaine Perkins will honor Doug George, crew chief of the CR7 Motorsports No. 9 Raceline Chevrolet Silverado, with a throwback paint scheme in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Dead On Tools 200 at the Darlington (S.C.) Raceway on Friday, May 6.
Earlier this month, Perkins set up a surprise for George. After hours at the CR7 Motorsports shop, located in Statesville, N.C., the Bakersfield, Calif., -native gifted George a paint scheme rendering of the throwback scheme for the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR. The yellow-colored Chevrolet Silverado scheme pays tribute to George’s racing career in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
This year is Perkins’ first full-time season with any of NASCAR’s top-tier series. The 1996 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season was George’s first full year as well. George, who piloted the No. 21 Ortho entry, is credited with one top-five finish and 10 top-10 finishes in 56 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts.
George joined CR7 Motorsports in 2019. As a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 18-year veteran crew chief, George is credited with two victories (2009, Kyle Busch), 35 top-five finishes, 79 top-ten finishes, and five pole awards. George has previously manned the helm for drivers Aric Almirola, John Andretti, Kyle Busch, Ricky Carmichael, Denny Hamlin, Ron Hornaday, Jr., Mark Martin, and Mike Skinner. As a crew chief he has also earned experience in the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) and the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS).
Perkins’ and George are both California natives. George, hailing from Atwater, drove for another California native, Jim Venable, a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pioneer.