Green riding high after second place run

Jeff Green, driver of the No. 30 Richard Childress owned Chevy heads into Pocono after his career best runner-up finish at Loudon. Green has had an up and down career to date. His earlier ventures into Cup were far from bittersweet and after ...

Jeff Green, driver of the No. 30 Richard Childress owned Chevy heads into Pocono after his career best runner-up finish at Loudon.

Green has had an up and down career to date. His earlier ventures into Cup were far from bittersweet and after running the Busch Series full-time the past few seasons, Green knocked out a championship in 2000 before making his return to Winston Cup.

So far this season he has two top fives and is 18th in Winston Cup points. In the Busch Series, he has two wins and 8 top-10s in only 11 starts.

The reason for Green's Busch Series success compared to his tougher battle in Winston Cup is that "The Busch Series is very, very competitive. It's tough to win over there. But you've only got 15 to 20 cars that can win each week. In the Winston Cup Series, you've got 43 cars that can win each and every week. So, for the results to be there at the end of the day and to be able to roll into victory lane, it's just a little bit tougher. Those wins are a little bit more far and few between because you have so many good sponsors and good teams and resources to pull from."

Green also feels his past Cup struggles along with his current successes and security with his new RCR job is a surefire sign of good things to come. "I feel like I've paid my dues and I've seen the ups and downs. You just have to deal with it and make it the best situation you can on that particular day and try to build off what you learned and try to make it better the next week."

"If you can do that, I think you might make your whole team better. You'll make the guys surrounding you look up to you a little bit more and kind of play a role model. Those guys at RCR work as hard as the next race team in the garage area and they want to win as bad as they do too. We just try to pull ourselves together and try to do the things we know we can do right with what we've learned, and hopefully that will bring us to victory lane before long."

"The rest of the season, we're going back to tracks we've been to as a new team - Todd and myself and the guys are trying to get used to each other - we'll have notes to go back to those racetracks. So we're looking forward to that."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Green