BUSCH: Green fights tight racecar at Bristol

Bristol Motor Speedway, knowing that it would be a bullfight to the finish with 43 racecars battling fender to fender on the high banked half-mile. Unfortunately for Green however, the biggest battle he would face would be with his...

Bristol Motor Speedway, knowing that it would be a bullfight to the finish with 43 racecars battling fender to fender on the high banked half-mile. Unfortunately for Green however, the biggest battle he would face would be with his Superflo/HMV Motorsports Chevrolet. "In the spring race at Bristol we had great handling racecar that gave us a top-15 performance," commented Jeff Hensley, HMV Motorsports team manager. "We brought that same set-up here this weekend, but it didn't give us the racecar we needed to be competitive." After struggling through both practice and qualifying, Green would start the Food City 250 on the outside of row 16 in the 32nd position, leaving him with a lot of ground to cover in 250 laps. When the race got under way, Green began battling a tight racecar, which would be the story for the rest of the entire Food City 250 as he finished 28th. "We began the race with a good racecar but as we got more laps on the car the tighter it got," explained Green. "The adjustments we made early in the race would last for about five laps then it would get tight again. There towards the end, we couldn't do anything to the car to help it. We would make an adjustment that would help the tightness, but then it would be loose getting in and off the turns. "I guess one positive thing about the race is that we finished and the car was in one piece when we put it in the hauler," continued Green. "Racing at Bristol is always rough and if you can leave with the car in one piece you had an alright day. The main thing we need to do as a team is get a better grasp of what we can do to make the car handle better. Once we do that then our luck will turn around." HMV Motorsports (Hensley Racing), based in Ridgeway, Va., is the only NASCAR Busch Series team that has competed full time in the series since its inception in 1982. HMV Motorsports is owned by Hubert Hensley, along with partners Mac Martin and Tim Vargo. Green and his Superflo/HMV Motorsports will spend the week preparing for the Dura-Lube 200, which will be held September 2 at the Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Tim Vargo