New Points Leader: Jeff Green, driver of the No. 10 NestlÃ© NesQuik Chevrolet on the NASCAR Busch Series, is leading the point standings heading into the Auto Club 300 at California Speedway. This is the first time Green has held the top spot in...
New Points Leader: Jeff Green, driver of the No. 10 Nestlé NesQuik Chevrolet on the NASCAR Busch Series, is leading the point standings heading into the Auto Club 300 at California Speedway. This is the first time Green has held the top spot in his NBS career.
“Someone said to me, ‘It must be nice to be back atop the standings,’ but this is the first time I have ever been leading the points in my entire Busch career, which dates back to 1990,” said Green. “My goal from the beginning of the season has been to win the championship. Nothing would mean more to me then to make sure that myself and my NesQuik Racing team are in the very same position when the checkered flag falls at Homestead in November.”
“It’s a pretty good feeling being the points leader, especially since we had to climb from 42nd place, which is where we were after Daytona,” said Green. “I really felt like I let the team down flipping at Daytona and this just shows how hard everyone on our team has worked to get to this place.”
Cheering Section: Green will have more fans than usual supporting him in the grandstands this weekend. It is because his sponsor, Nestlé USA, is headquartered in Glendale, California and plans on having their own cheering section rooting the No. 10 Nestlé NesQuik Chevrolet to its first victory of the season.
Equipment: The NesQuik Racing team is taking the same car to California that competed earlier this year at Texas, where Green brought home a fifth-place finish.
Last Year At California: Green didn’t get the finish he was hoping for in last year’s Auto Club 300.
“I was running in fourth place with about 15 laps to go in the event and I was battling a loose conditon in my race car,” said Green. “While I was trying to race for the third position, the car just got away from me. I spun out and ruined a top-five finish. Last year taught me a lot about being patient and if I have a fourth place car, then I should run in fourth place and not try to run in first. Our whole focus is gaining as many points this year and you don’t earn a whole lot of points when you finish in the back.”
Winston Cup Experience: Green competed one other time at the 2-mile speedway in Fontana. The event was the Winston Cup event held on June 21, 1997. Green was driving the No. 29 Diamond Ridge entry for the event. He started seventh and finished seventh.
Jeff Green Appearance: Green will sign autographs from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Ralph’s Race Fest 2000 held on Thursday, April 27th at the Fairplex in Pomona, California.