Doug George joins Faction46 as the Crew Chief for Thad Moffitt and the No. 46 truck. Who is the man atop the pit box for the Truck Series’ newest team? Here’s everything you need to know about Doug George!

Early Life and Driving Career

Doug George was born on November 5, 1960, in Atwater, California. While he has been on top of the pit box for years, he spent a lot of time behind the wheel.

Starting as an owner-driver, George joined NASCAR as a part-time driver in the Featherlite Southwest Tour in 1986. After five part-time seasons, he finally raced full-time in 1990. He won three races that year and took home the Championship.

After six more wins in the Southwest Tour, George moved up to the Winston West Series, now the ARCA Menards Series West, in 1994. In 1995, he won six races and the series Championship.

That same year, he made his only two career starts in the NASCAR Cup Series. He finished 31st, one lap down, at Sonoma in June, and he finished 41st after crashing at Phoenix in October.

By 1996, he moved up to the Craftsman Truck Series, where he recorded 8 top-10s in his first season. After 1996, he slowly transitioned out of the driver’s seat and into being a crew chief.

Crew Chief Career

His first crew chief opportunity came in 1999 in the Xfinity Series for driver Doug Krogh, but, 2000 was George’s first full-time season. He was crew chief for Carlos Contreres for that season, and the pair recorded two top-10s.

Since that season, George has bounced around and been the crew chief for some of the top drivers in the sport. Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Aric Almirola, Elliot Sadler, and Johnny Sauter all had George as their crew chief in the Truck Series at some point.

The highlight of George’s career came in 2009. He won back-to-back races at California and Atlanta with Kyle Busch. In the California race, Busch led 95 out of 100 laps and won by 9 seconds.

George also has six Cup Series races under his belt. He was the crew chief for Austin Cameron at Sonoma in 2004, David Gilliland at Sonoma in 2006, Mike Skinner at Charlotte and Martinsville in the fall of 2006, Brandon Whitt at Phoenix in the fall of 2006, and Corey LaJoie at Michigan in June of 2017.

In 2023, George worked with Colby Howard in the Truck Series for 17 races and Josh Williams in the Xfinity Series for two races. The best finish for George was 4th at Daytona with Howard.

Now, George joins Thad Moffitt and the 46 Truck Series team for 2024. The two are ready to tear up the track in 2024!