Getting To Know George Phillips
George started his career as a driver because of his friend and inspiration, the one and only Jeff Gordon. Jeff introduced George to quarter midgets, which afforded him many other opportunities including a place on his current team driving Legend cars. Even at his young age, George knows that without the help and guidance of his many supporters, he would not be where he is today. These include Humpy Wheeler, who has provided mentorship on a weekly basis. George gives all the glory to God and knows that through him, all things are possible. Read about George in his Bio.
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Young Lions Legend Car driver George Phillips’ path to racing is lined with legends and hall of famer's.
“Jeff Gordon and John Bickford got me in the quarter midgets,” Phillips said. In his first race, the then 8-year-old George ended up coming from the back. “Once I got into racing, I started loving it and I won my first race there,” George said. “It just felt so amazing and I just love racing now. I got addicted.”
Now, five years later, George is still going full throttle, steering his way around the quarter-mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where he now races every Tuesday night in the Cook Out Summer Shootout. “Without Bruton Smith, nobody would be here,” Meredith Phillips, George’s mother said. “I mean, really, he has made dreams come true.” Speedway MotorSports founder, NASCAR Hall of Famer Bruton Smith and longtime track president Humpy Wheeler both shared a vision of grassroots summer racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway, opening the door for Legends and Bandolero racing.
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