Talladega: Jeff Green preview

KEY MOTORSPORTS GOES "BAD BOY" WILD IN TALLADEGA FOR AARON'S 312 Jeff Green will be hunting big game this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, which carries the moniker of NASCAR's Most Competitive Track. In his sights will be 48 other entries...

KEY MOTORSPORTS GOES "BAD BOY" WILD IN TALLADEGA FOR AARON'S 312

Jeff Green will be hunting big game this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, which carries the moniker of NASCAR's Most Competitive Track. In his sights will be 48 other entries for the Saturday Aaron's 312 competition.

At Daytona in February Green finished 27th in his only previous start this year. The Owensboro, KY native earned the NASCAR Nationwide series Championship in 2000, placed 2nd in the preceding and following years, but has not competed full-time in the series since moving up to the Cup-level in 2002.

Bad Boy Buggies returns as the primary sponsor this weekend for the #40 Chevrolet. An avid hunter, Green is an owner and user of Bad Boy Buggies products during his personal time. The innovative all electric 4 wheel drive vehicle was born from necessity and created in the true spirit of southern engineering. Co-primary sponsor Wildgame Innovations is a family owned and run company that was founded in early 2002, and has become one of the fastest growing companies in their segment of the hunting industry. They will be joined by WARN Winches, the company that developed the first recreational winch in 1959; and Crown Battery, manufacturing quality products for over 80 years.

"This one-race deal sure has the whole team looking up," team owner Curtis Key added. A morale boost is good for the team after a hectic turnaround from last weekend's two-day delay, and facing an early report time for this weekend's events.

OLD FRIEND WELCOME ONCE AGAIN - This is not Jeff Green's first go-around with Key Motorsports. Green drove in three 2008 Nationwide events for the team and another in 2009. The youngest of three racing brothers in the family has three Top-5 finishes under his belt at the longest course on the NASCAR Nationwide schedule.

STORMS POSSIBLE IN DEEP SOUTH - "We've been told weather is a concern again this weekend, mainly Saturday, but we're going to focus on race trim from the time we unload," indicated Gary Showalter, crew chief for the #40 Bad Boy Buggies/Wildgame Innovations Chevrolet. "We have a guaranteed starting spot again this weekend so we don't have to worry about getting in."

-source: key motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jeff Green