BUSCH: Jeff Green / Darlington notes

Jeff Green On Darlington: Jeff Green, 2000 NASCAR Busch Series Champion and driver of the No. 10 Nestle Nesquik Ford Taurus, considers winning at the famed "Track too Tough to Tame," one of the biggest accomplishments in a driver's ...

Jeff Green On Darlington: Jeff Green, 2000 NASCAR Busch Series Champion and driver of the No. 10 Nestle Nesquik Ford Taurus, considers winning at the famed "Track too Tough to Tame," one of the biggest accomplishments in a driver's career.

"Darlington is really fun to race when your car is working well," said Green. "It isn't fun at all when you car isn't handling. The track isn't very wide and there isn't a lot of room for error. Handling is the most important factor in winning at Darlington because you have to race the race track, not the guy beside you. The track is more likely to put a black mark on your car than another car."

St. Patrick's Day at Darlington: The NASCAR Busch Series will race at Darlington this year on St. Patrick's Day. Since green is the holiday color of St. Patrick's Day, Green hopes that the l"Luck of the Irish" will fall his way on Saturday. While some competitors may carry a four leaf clover or a leprechaun for good luck, Green will continue to carry his own good luck charm, a green marble given to him in California last year when he took over the points lead. It has brought him good luck ever since and still continues to carry it.

Jeff Green 2001 Notables:
* Green and his teammate, Jason Keller, are the only NBS competitors who have posted four top-10 finishes in the first four races of 2001.
* Green has completed 100% of the laps run in 2001. The only other NBS competitor to complete 100% of the laps run this year is Greg Biffle.
* Currently, Green has the highest averaging finish in 2001 at 5.25.

Equipment: The Nesquik Racing team is taking car number 8 to Darlington. The car is brand new to the Nesquik Racing team and only has one race under it's belt. It competed earlier this year at Rockingham where it finished eighth.

Jeff Green / Darlington Raceway Statistics: <pre> Date Start Finish LC/TL Status $Won 09/02/00 2 4 147/147 Running 25,950 03/18/00 20 4 147/147 Running 26,795 09/04/99 24 17 146/147 Running 11,220 03/20/99 22 25 145/147 Running 9,855 03/22/97 2 8 147/147 Running 9,700 08/31/96 5 7 147/147 Running 6,985 03/23/96 1 11 147/147 Running 6,750 09/25/95 13 9 147/147 Running 5,810 03/25/95 9 27 127/147 Running 4,220 03/27/93 26 40 5/147 Accident 2,745 04/06/91 31 12 146/147 Running 2,250

Event Starts Poles Wins Top-fives Top-10s   LC/TL          $Won
Spring   7     1    0     1         2    864/1,029 (83.9%)  62,315
Fall     4     0    0     1         3    587/588 (99.8%)    49,965
Totals  11     1    0     2         5 1,451/1,617 (89.7%)  112,280

NASCAR Busch Series Cumulative Results Starts Wins Poles Top-fives Top 10s Winnings 183 10 17 62 88 $4,115,247

Wins: Las Vegas (3/15/97); Nashville (4/03/99); Myrtle Beach (7/17/99); Memphis (10/31/99); Richmond (5/05/00); South Boston (6/10/00); Myrtle Beach (06/17/00); Milwaukee (07/02/00); Pikes Peak (07/22/00); Rockingham (10/21/00)

2001 NASCAR Busch Series Results Date Track Start Finish LC/TL $Won February 17 Daytona Beach, FL 14 4 120/120 58,200 February 24 Rockingham, NC 5 8 197/197 19,950 March 3 Las Vegas, NV 13 5 200/200 39,000 March 10 Atlanta, GA 21 4 203/203 33,100

2001 NASCAR Busch Series Totals Starts Wins Top-fives Top 10s Poles Outside Poles Earnings 4 0 3 4 0 0 $150,250 Points Standing: 1st

-Tailwind Sports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Keller , Greg Biffle , Jeff Green