BUSCH: Green to drive for Team 34

David Green assumes Team 34 ride WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 25, 1998) Team 34 Racing announced that 1994 NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division champion David Green will take over driving responsibilities for the No. 36 Stanley Pontiac...

David Green assumes Team 34 ride

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 25, 1998) Team 34 Racing announced that 1994 NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division champion David Green will take over driving responsibilities for the No. 36 Stanley Pontiac in that series for the remainder of the year, replacing Raybestos Rookie of the Year candidate Matt Hutter, who was released following the Lycos.com 250 at Pikes Peak International Raceway on June 14.

Green will make his driving debut with Team 34 at Watkins Glen International -- where he won the Bud Pole for the NASCAR Busch Series race in 1996 -- in Sunday's Lysol 200.

Green returns to the NASCAR Busch Series with a proven track record. Since 1989, Green has claimed five wins, 18 Bud Poles, 39 top-five and 63 top-10 finishes in 140 NASCAR Busch Series starts.

Green's racing career took off in 1991. At Daytona International Speedway, in the first race of his rookie season in the NASCAR Busch Series, he won the Bud Pole. Later that year he won his first race at Lanier Raceway outside Gainesville, Ga., in only his 12th NASCAR Busch Series start. Since then, Green has added four other wins to his resume, at Bristol in 1994; Nashville in 1995; and Hickory and Myrtle Beach in 1996.

"I am looking forward to driving for a reputable sponsor like Stanley," Green said. "I have known Clyde for a while and am impressed with the operation at Team 34 Racing. I think it will be a good partnership for everyone involved."

"David has a lot of savvy as a driver," said Clyde McLeod, team manager for Team 34 Racing. "He will get the car to the front."

Green built his reputation for consistent top finishes in 1994 when he won the NASCAR Busch Series championship driving for Bobby Labonte Racing in the No. 44 Slim Jim Chevrolet. Green was also a contender for the NASCAR Busch Series championship in 1993, when he finished third in points, and in 1996 when he was second to Randy LaJoie by a mere 29 points.

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Bobby Labonte , David Green