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Jeff Green Fast Facts Indianapolis Raceway Park -- August 4, 2001 Jeff Green On IRP: Jeff Green, 2000 NASCAR Busch Series Champion and driver of the No. 10 Nestle Nesquik Ford Taurus, is searching for his first win at Indianapolis Raceway ...

Jeff Green Fast Facts
Indianapolis Raceway Park -- August 4, 2001

Jeff Green On IRP: Jeff Green, 2000 NASCAR Busch Series Champion and driver of the No. 10 Nestle Nesquik Ford Taurus, is searching for his first win at Indianapolis Raceway Park.

"I love racing on short tracks, because you can get away with beating and banging more than you can on a big speedway," said Green. "The only thing you have to worry about is who you are beating and banging with. If you trust the guy it can be a lot of fun. If you don't trust him, then it isn't much fun at all; it becomes more stressful."

"Track position is everything at IRP, which means qualifying is key" said Green. "Short tracks may be fun to race, but passing is very hard. The best way to win is to start up front and stay there."

Triple Duty: Green becomes the first driver to attempt to run the Winston Cup event, the Busch event and the IROC race in one weekend at Indianapolis.

Jeff Green on the Future of IRP: With the rumors that NASCAR will change the race in Indianapolis from IRP to IMS, Green shares his thoughts on changing the venue.

"As much as I love racing on short tracks, I really would like if it NASCAR moved the Busch race to IMS," said Green. "Our sport is growing every day and we need to grow with it. The big tracks are such nicer facilities and are able to seat so many more people, which is what NASCAR needs to draw more fans."

Equipment: Green and his Nesquik Racing team are taking the same car to IRP that they raced earlier this year at Loudon, Nazareth and Milwaukee. It finished in the top-10 in all those events.

Single Day Shows: Saturday's Kroger 200 event at Indianapolis Raceway Park is the only one-day show for the NBS circuit this season. In previous years, the Busch Series has raced several day shows, however, IRP is the only one on the schedule this year. <pre> Jeff Green Short Track Statistics: 1. Of Green's twelve career NBS wins, six wins occurred on short tracks. 2. Green has three wins from the pole on short tracks: Memphis (10/31/99); Richmond (05/05/00); and Myrtle Beach (06/17/00).

Jeff Green / Indianapolis Raceway Park Statistics: Date Start Finish LC/TL Status $Won 08/04/00 2 3 200/200 Running 29,275 08/06/99 11 3 200/200 Running 21,875 08/02/96 6 36 8/200 Accident 4,350 08/04/95 21 9 200/200 Running 4,275 07/31/93 23 32 55/200 Engine 2,075 08/11/92 19 20 186/200 Running 1,715 08/31/91 34 22 176/200 Running 1,630

Starts  Poles Wins Top-fives Top-10s LC/TL                $Won
7       0     0    2         3       1,025/1,400 (73.2%)  65,195

NASCAR Busch Series Cumulative Results Starts Wins Poles Top-fives Top 10s Winnings 200 12 17 70 100 $4,809,327

Wins: Las Vegas (3/15/97); Nashville (4/03/99); Myrtle Beach (7/17/99); Memphis (10/31/99); Richmond (5/05/00); South Boston (6/10/00); Myrtle Beach (06/17/00); Milwaukee (07/02/00); Pikes Peak (07/22/00); Rockingham (10/21/00); Darlington (3/17/01); Charlotte (5/26/01)

2001 NASCAR Busch Series Results Date Track Start Finish LC/TL $Won February 17 Daytona Beach, FL 14 4 120/120 58,200 February 24 Rockingham, NC 5 8 197/197 19,950 March 3 Las Vegas, NV 13 5 200/200 39,000 March 10 Atlanta, GA 21 4 203/203 33,100 March 17 Darlington, SC 13 1 147/147 68,059 March 24 Bristol, TN 18 38 76/250 17,525 March 31 Ft. Worth, TX 2 32 157/200 23,695 April 14 Nashville, TN 2 8 225/225 25,650 April 21 Talladega, AL 12 3 113/113 48,975 April 28 Fontana, CA 4 3 150/150 66,450 May 4 Richmond, VA 5 6 250/250 30,805 May 12 Loudon, NH 2 4 200/200 37,031 May 20 Nazareth, PA 3 3 200/200 37,475 May 26 Charlotte, NC 2* 1 200/200 87,520 June 2 Dover, DE 1* 29 159/200 19,485 June 16 Florence, KY 2 32 149/200 25,800 July 1 Milwaukee, WI 4 9 249/250 26,825 July 8 Watkins Glen, NY 7 31 54/82 17,810 July 14 Joliet, IL 9 6 200/200 41,000 July 21 Madison, IL 3 5 200/200 41,000 July 28 Pikes Peak, CO 2 2 250/250 78,975

2001 NASCAR Busch Series Totals Starts Wins Top-fives Top 10s Poles Outside Poles Earnings 21 2 11 16 0 5 $844,330

Points Standing: 4th (254 behind leader, Kevin Harvick)

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Jeff Green