HAMPTON, Ga. (Jan. 19, 2000) Joe Nemechek will be joined by NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division regulars Jeff Green, Jason Keller, Jason Jarrett and Bobby Hamilton Jr. for a NASCAR Busch Series testing session at Atlanta Motor Speedway...
HAMPTON, Ga. (Jan. 19, 2000) Joe Nemechek will be joined by NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division regulars Jeff Green, Jason Keller, Jason Jarrett and Bobby Hamilton Jr. for a NASCAR Busch Series testing session at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Jan. 20-21. This will be the first test this year for the series drivers competing in the March 11 Aaron's 312 race. Nemechek, who has competed in all eight previous NASCAR Busch Series races at Atlanta, has enjoyed much success in his runs. His four top-10s are second only to Mark Martin with five. Additionally, he sits at No. 3 in total miles driven with 1,818.
Green and Keller comprised the most productive two-car series team in 1999. Green, who finished second to Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the championship, recorded three wins and 15 top-5s in 1999. Keller's two wins and 12 top-10s propelled him to an eighth-place finish in the championship race. Despite only running in seven of the eight series races at AMS, Keller is second to Martin (2,029) in total miles driven with 2,018.
Jarrett is preparing for his second NASCAR Busch Series race at AMS. In his debut at the track, he raced up from a 40th starting position to finish 23rd. Jarrett's father Dale is the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion.
Hamilton, Jr., the son of veteran NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Bobby, returns to AMS with the hopes of running in his first NASCAR Busch Series race there. Hamilton Jr. who holds the ARCA qualifying record at the track, failed to qualify for last March's race. He did go on to qualify for 18 races and recorded one top-10.
Tickets for Aaron's 312 begin as low as $15 and include NASCAR Winston Cup Series 'Happy Hour.' For more information on the AARON'S 312 and all the events during the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 500 weekend, contact the ticket office at (770) 946-4211. Additionally, fans can read about the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 500 and all the track's events online at www.gospeedway.com.