BUSCH: Green to Sub for Craven at Texas

CONCORD, N.C. (March 31, 1998) Jeff Green, whose Diamond Ridge Motorsports NASCAR Winston Cup Series team has temporarily suspended operations, will sub for injured team owner Ricky Craven in the No. 2 New Holland Chevrolet in ...

CONCORD, N.C. (March 31, 1998)

Jeff Green, whose Diamond Ridge Motorsports NASCAR Winston Cup Series team has temporarily suspended operations, will sub for injured team owner Ricky Craven in the No. 2 New Holland Chevrolet in Saturday's Coca-Cola 300 NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division event at Texas Motor Speedway.

Craven is recovering from post-concussion syndrome and is expected to be out of racing action for at least three months. While Craven was scheduled for elective surgery on his right knee on Tuesday, he had to postpone the operation due to scheduling conflicts with some appearances in conjunction with the NASCAR events in Texas. The surgery has been rescheduled for April 8.

Ron Barfield, who along with Craven splits time in the No. 2 New Holland Chevrolet, isn't available for this weekend's activities in Texas since he will compete in his full-time ride in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Florida Dodge Dealers 400K at Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex on Saturday.

Barfield drives the No. 35 Ortho Lawn and Garden Chevrolet, owned by Charles Hardy, in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Green's No. 29 Diamond Ridge Motorsports NASCAR Winston Cup Series team suspended its operations earlier this week for at least two races, at Texas this Sunday and at Martinsville on April 19.

Green has one career NASCAR Busch Series victory to his credit, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March of 1997. He was promoted to Gary Bechtel's NASCAR Winston Cup Series ride in early May last season along with crew chief Wes Ward.

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jeff Green , Ricky Craven , Ron Barfield