George has new sponsor for ARCA, NNS

Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill/Potomac Family Dining Group will sponsor Tim George Jr. in both the ARCA and NASCAR Nationwide Series races at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend, FOXSports.com has learned.

George, 30, will compete in his third full ARCA season in 2011, piloting the No. 31 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing. He ran 27th in the season opener at Daytona on Feb. 12. Friday’s 3 Amigos 250 at Talladega is the second race on the ARCA schedule.

George finished ninth in the ARCA point standings last season, which included a career-best third-place finish at Talladega last April.

George will pilot the No. 21 Applebee’s Chevrolet in the NNS race on Saturday. It’s his second career Nationwide start after his debut last year at Elkhart Lake where he finished 32nd.