BUSCH: Mark Green looks to turn tables at Darlington

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-With seven NASCAR Busch Series starts at Darlington Raceway, Mark Green has had his share of bad runs on the 1.366-mile oval. In March's Darlington 200, Green started the race in the 12th position and was running strong...

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-With seven NASCAR Busch Series starts at Darlington Raceway, Mark Green has had his share of bad runs on the 1.366-mile oval. In March's Darlington 200, Green started the race in the 12th position and was running strong until a broken axle on lap 125 ended his day early in the 40th spot. "I have definitely had my share of ups and downs at Darlington," commented Green, driver of the No. 63 Superflo/HMV Motorsports Chevrolet. "In the spring we were running strong until we broke an axle with 22 laps to go. The way our season has been going, our break should be right around the corner and Darlington would be a good place to finish strong." In 1997, Darlington Raceway officials changed the tracks configuration, moving the start/finish line to what was previously the backstretch and making turn three into turn one. "Darlington has to be one of the hardest racetrack we race on," explained Green. "It is egg shaped and narrow, making it almost impossible to pass on. "Having a good handling racecar is very important at Darlington because it is easy to get loose on," continued Green. "The last couple of races we have had a hard time getting a handle on the car and if we expect to have a good race we need to get that under control." In hopes of ironing out their handling problems, the Superflo/HMV Motorsports team will be taking the same racecar they ran a few weeks earlier at Michigan with a few body changes. "We are taking the same car we ran at Michigan," added Jeff Hensley, HMV Motorsports team manager. "We redid the fenders in hopes of getting a better balance of the racecar. The change should give us more downforce which will make it handle better through the turns." 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. The Dura-Lube 200 will be telecast live on ESPN starting at 1:00 p.m. EST. MRN Radio will also broadcast live from the Darlington Raceway with coverage beginning at 12:45 p.m. EST.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Mark Green , Tim Vargo