BUSCH: Jeff Green, Nesquik Racing Darlington II preview

Jeff Green Fast Facts Darlington Raceway -- September 1, 2001 Jeff Green On Darlington: Jeff Green, 2000 NASCAR Busch Series Champion and driver of the No. 10 Nestle Nesquik Ford Taurus, scored his first win at Darlington Raceway in the spring...

Jeff Green Fast Facts Darlington Raceway -- September 1, 2001

Jeff Green On Darlington: Jeff Green, 2000 NASCAR Busch Series Champion and driver of the No. 10 Nestle Nesquik Ford Taurus, scored his first win at Darlington Raceway in the spring event of this year.

"Winning at Darlington is the most prestigious win in my Busch career so far," said Green. " Darlington is the type of track where you are your own worst enemy. You have to race the racetrack and the driver, just as much as the car, is a huge factor in winning. Some tracks are all about having a great car, but Darlington is a true combination of both driver and machine. It was such an exciting win for my Nesquik Racing team and I hope we can do it again this fall."

$5 Million Dollar Man: Green and Randy LaJoie are in a race to see who will reach the $5 million mark in career NBS earnings. According to NASCAR's stats, LaJoie currently holds the top spot with $4,955,263 in career earnings and Green is second with earnings of $4,900,322. Depending on where each finishes this weekend, Green has the opportunity to pass LaJoie in the rankings and possibly reach the $5 million mark first.

Equipment: Green and his Nesquik Racing team are taking the same car to Darlington that competed earlier this year at Charlotte, where it won, and at Pikes Peak, where it finished second. In its six starts this year, the car has logged four top-five finishes.

Jeff Green Darlington Notables:

* Green posted his first win at Darlington in the spring of this year.

* In his four fall starts, Green has been running at the end of each race. Three of the races, he was running on the lead lap; one of the races, he was one lap down.

* In his four fall starts, Green has posted three top-10 finishes.

* Green has one pole at Darlington, in the spring of 1996. <pre> Jeff Green / Darlington Raceway Statistics:

Date     Start  Finish  LC/TL   Status  $Won
03/17/01 13     1       147/147 Running 68,059
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 8      1     1    2         3       1,011/1,176 (85.9%)  130,374
Fall   4      0     0    1         3         587/588 (99.8%)    49,965
Totals 12     1     1    3         6       1,598/1,764 (90.5%)  180,339

NASCAR Busch Series Cumulative Results

Starts  Wins Poles Top-fives Top 10s    Winnings
203     12   17    71        102        $4,900,412

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); Darlington (3/17/01); Charlotte (5/26/01)

2001 NASCAR Busch Series Results

Date    Track             Start Finish  LC/TL   Status   $Won
Feb. 17 Daytona Beach, FL 14    4       120/120 Running  58,200
Feb. 24 Rockingham, NC    5     8       197/197 Running  19,950
Mar. 3 Las Vegas, NV      13    5       200/200 Running  39,000
Mar. 10 Atlanta, GA       21    4       203/203 Running  33,100
Mar. 17 Darlington, SC    13    1       147/147 Running  68,059
Mar. 24 Bristol, TN       18    38       76/250 Accident 17,525
Mar. 31 Ft. Worth, TX     2     32      157/200 Ignition 23,695
Apr. 14 Nashville, TN     2     8       225/225 Running  25,650
Apr. 21 Talladega, AL     12    3       113/113 Running  48,975
Apr. 28 Fontana, CA       4     3       150/150 Running  66,450
May 4   Richmond, VA      5     6       250/250 Running  30,805
May 12  Loudon, NH        2     4       200/200 Running  37,031
May 20  Nazareth, PA      3     3       200/200 Running  37,475
May 26  Charlotte, NC     2*    1       200/200 Running  87,520
June 2  Dover, DE         1*    29      159/200 Accident 19,485
June 16 Florence, KY      2     32      149/200 Running  25,800
July 1  Milwaukee, WI     4     9       249/250 Running  26,825
July 8  Watkins Glen, NY  7     31       54/82  Engine   17,810
July 14 Joliet, IL        9     6       200/200 Running  41,000
July 21 Madison, IL       3     5       200/200 Running  41,000
July 28 Pikes Peak, CO    2     2       250/250 Running  78,975
Aug. 4  Indianapolis, IN  16    6       200/200 Running  22,675
Aug. 18 Brooklyn, MI      6     36      118/125 Engine   19,535
Aug. 24 Bristol, TN       3     2       250/250 Running  48,875

2001 NASCAR Busch Series Totals Starts Wins Top-fives Top 10s Poles Outside Poles Earnings 24 2 12 18 0 5 $935,415

Points Standing: 4th (419 behind leader, Kevin Harvick)

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Jeff Green