(Mooresville, NC) Having the "Home Court Advantage" is important in any sport. Jeff Green, who pilots the No. 10 Nestle NesQuik Chevrolet on the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division, feels like he has that kind of advantage when he ...
(Mooresville, NC) Having the "Home Court Advantage" is important in any sport. Jeff Green, who pilots the No. 10 Nestle NesQuik Chevrolet on the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division, feels like he has that kind of advantage when he competes at Nashville Speedway USA.
"I get more excited about going to Nashville than any other place on the Busch circuit because I consider it my hometown track," said Green. "Although I didn't grow up in Nashville, it just feels like coming home every time I race there."
Green raced late models at the .596-mile oval early in his racing career and was crowned track champion in 1990.
"That track champion title meant a lot to me and still does," said Green. "Everytime I go to Nashville, it feels like going to your high school reunion and seeing a trophy your team won when you were there. You may not go there anymore, but you still have the bragging rights." Green knows the years he spent at Nashville have given him the tools to be successful in a NBS ride. In 22 starts during his championship season, he had 15 wins and 21 top-three finishes. Green still holds the record at Nashville for the most wins in a season. (continued) GREEN AND NASHVILLE / PAGE TWO
"I ran at Nashville every Saturday night for three years when I was racing late models, " said Green. "All those races add up to a lot of laps around there. I know my history at Nashville sets me apart from my competitors when the Busch Series races there. More laps and more wins equals more knowledge."
Green's statistics prove that point. In four starts at Nashville in the NASCAR Busch Series, Green has one win, two top-five finishes and three top-10 finishes. "I've always done pretty well there in a Busch car," said Green. "I won last year, finished second in 1997 and I feel confident that we can win again this year." With his home court advantage, Green will certainly be a favorite for the win when the green flag waves for the Bell South Mobility 320 at 3 p.m. CST on April 8, 2000 at Nashville Speedway USA.