BUSCH: David Green Nashville Notes and Quotes

David Green Nashville Speedway USA 2000 Quotes A LOT OF HISTORY AT NASHVILLE SPEEDWAY USA "I love coming to Nashville because there is so much history at this track. There was a lot of Cup races here, and a lot of great memories. Coming...

David Green Nashville Speedway USA 2000 Quotes

A LOT OF HISTORY AT NASHVILLE SPEEDWAY USA

"I love coming to Nashville because there is so much history at this track. There was a lot of Cup races here, and a lot of great memories. Coming here gets me and the rest of our team pumped up!"

"This track has a lot of history for me personally. I saw my first Winston Cup race here when I was 17 or 18 years old. Michael Waltrip and I drove down here to watch Darrell race. I remember thinking how big the place was."

"My career got a big boost here at Nashville. In 1988, I was building cars for Day Enterprises. That was the year Bobby Allison got hurt at Pocono. A driver named Mike Alexander, who was racing one of the cars we had built, was tabbed to fill in for Bobby. On the weekends that there were duel Cup and BUSCH races, Mike asked me to practice and qualify his BUSCH car for him, then he would come in and race it. I did that here at Nashville, so that was when I first started putting miles on around this place."

"I'm sad that this is the last race here. This has been a great track for NASCAR racing, and for racing in general. But it would be great to win the last race here because that would be the final chapter if its history."

RACING AT NASHVILLE SPEEDWAY USA

"It's kind of like Bristol in that it gets pretty crowded out there. If you are in the wrong place, it can ruin your day in a hurry."

" The groove here is at the bottom, and you have to be careful because there is a dip between turns one and two, and there is a bump in two. Tire wear is also an issue. It's a little abrasive here, sort of like Rockingham, but not as bad."

For every lap David finishes at Nashville, 10 cents will be donated to the March of Dimes in Kingsport, TN by the AFG Glass corporate office. One individual from the AFG corporate offices, Greenland located in Church Hill, TN and the Blue Ridge Plant located in Kingsport, TN who places a pledge for the lap sponsor program, will be selected as an honorary crew member for the August 25th Bristol Busch Race. March of Dimes raises money to fund research and raise awareness about birth defects in unborn children.

ON LAST WEEKS STRONG PERFORMANCE

"I feel more confident than ever. I think the team is coming around, and we are right where we need to be."

A FAMILY AFFAIR

This weekend will be a family affair for the Green's. David's mother will be in attendance for the first time this season. And due to Nashville being fairly close to David's hometown of Owensboro, KY, the Green's expect between 50-75 family and friends to be in the stands.

Both David ('95) and Jeff ('99) Green have won a NASCAR Busch Series race at Nashville Speedway USA.

"It always puts a little extra pressure on you when your family and friends are at a race. I guess the best way to make sure I'm the first Green to cross the finish line is to be the first car across period!"

David's "sponsor family" will also be racing at Nashville. John Litzinger, AFG's Executive vice-president will be assisting Mike Campbell in Late Model qualifying. If Mike makes the race, David, crew chief Jay Guy and team manager Clyde McLeod will be of assistance in the pits on Friday night.

WIND TUNNEL TESTING

As part of the alliance between Cicci-Welliver Racing and Hendrick Motorsports, David Green's 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that he will race at Talladega was in the wind tunnel in Detroit, MI, this week. David and his Cicci-Welliver team will also be working with Ricky Hendrick and Hendrick Motorsports as he tries to qualify for this week's race.

NEW CAR FOR AN OLD TRACK

AFG Glass Team 34 will be bringing brand new chassis, G2 to race at Nashville. The 2000 Monte Carlo Chevrolet has not been raced or tested.

<pre> David Green Nashville Speedway USA NASCAR Busch Series History

Year S/F LC/TL Status 1998 20/43 137/320 Handling 1996 11/2 320/320 Running 1995 5/1 320/320 Running *Averages 12/15 777/960 81% -

David Green NASCAR Busch Series Statistics

Date Track Start Finish LC/TL February 19 Daytona 39 11 119/120 February 26 Rockingham 2 36 193/197 March 4 Las Vegas 14 19 198/200 March 11 Atlanta 18 6 202/203 March 18 Darlington 4 7 147/147 March 25 Bristol 10 6 250/250 April 1 Texas 17 3 200/200

Starts Wins Poles Top Fives Top 10s Winnings

7 0 0 1 4 $144,685

Average Start Average Finish Laps Completed/Total Laps %

15th 13th 1309/ 1317 99%

NASCAR Busch Series Career Statistical Breakdown

Starts Wins Poles Top Fives Top 10s Winnings

182 5 19 48 82 $2,127,737

Wins: '89 Lanier '94 Bristol '95 Nashville '96 Hickory '96 Myrtle Beach

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Ricky Hendrick , David Green , Bobby Allison