Last Year At Loudon: Jeff Green, driver of the No. 10 Nestle NesQuik Chevrolet, finished second at Loudon in 1999. Green led the most laps of the event (150 of 200), but was unable to come up with the victory. "We had the fastest car that day,...
Last Year At Loudon: Jeff Green, driver of the No. 10 Nestle NesQuik Chevrolet, finished second at Loudon in 1999. Green led the most laps of the event (150 of 200), but was unable to come up with the victory.
"We had the fastest car that day, but just couldn't get to victory lane," said Green. "We sat on the pole with a new track record and led the most laps. We even had a 9.2 second lead on the field at one point. Our situation was kind of like what Mark Martin had last week at Richmond. We pitted with about 30 laps to go in the event and just couldn't get back to the front. The best we could do was second place."
Harold Holly First Crew Chief Win: Harold Holly, crew chief of the No. 10 Nestle NesQuik Chevrolet, has one win under his belt as a crew chief at Loudon. The win occurred in 1995 when Holly was working at the assistant crew chief on the NBS John Deere team driven by Chad Little. However, for that event, crew chief Gary Cogswell was sick and Holly served as crew chief for the first time in his NBS career. His first stint as crew chief produced his first win of his NBS career.
New Car Design: The No. 10 Nestle NesQuik Chevrolet will sport a new look this weekend for the Busch 200 at Loudon. Instead of the signature bright yellow color of the NesQuik brand, the car will be painted in a bright blue, highlighting the Nestea brand of Nestle USA. The special paint design is promoting an on-pack consumer offer for the Nestea soluble tea.
Consistency: Green has six top-five finishes in the last seven events in the NASCAR Busch Series. The only time he finished out of the top-five was at Nashville, finishing 12th.
Equipment: The NesQuik Racing team is taking a car to Loudon that has yet to compete in the 2000 NBS season. Green produced three poles (Nazareth, Loudon and Memphis) and three wins (Nashville, Myrtle Beach and Memphis) with this car in 1999. Of its 12 starts, this car has only finished out of the top-10 twice, once at Richmond in the fall where it led the most laps, but broke an axle at the end of the race and the other time was at Phoenix where it finished 11th.
Jeff Green Loudon Notables:
* Green currently holds the track record for qualifying at Loudon with a lap of 128.637 mph (29.609 seconds) set on May 7, 1999.
* In four starts at Loudon, Green has completed 100% of the laps.
<pre> Jeff Green / New Hampshire International Speedway Statistics:
Date Start Finish LC/TL Status $Won 05/08/99 1 2 200/200 Running 28,885 05/10/97 3 13 200/200 Running 9,525 07/12/96 14 4 200/200 Running 8,475 05/13/95 8 14 250/250 Running 9,047
Starts Poles Wins Top-fives Top-10s LC/TL $Won 4 1 0 2 2 850/850 (100%) 55,932
NASCAR Busch Series Cumulative Results
Starts Wins Poles Top-fives Top 10s Winnings 158 5 11 40 68 $1,998,210 Wins: Las Vegas (3/15/97); Nashville (4/03/99); Myrtle Beach (7/17/99); Memphis (10/31/99); Richmond (5/05/00)
2000 NASCAR Busch Series Results
Date Track Start Finish LC/TL $Won February 19 Daytona Beach, FL 13 42 13/120 26,225 February 26 Rockingham, NC 3 2 197/197 34,875 March 4 Las Vegas, NV 4 6 200/200 34,250 March 11 Atlanta, GA 9 13 201/203 16,185 March 18 Darlington, SC 20 4 147/147 26,795 March 25 Bristol, TN 1 2 250/250 37,785 April 1 Ft. Worth, TX 10 5 200/200 38,300 April 8 Nashville, TN 8 12 320/320 15,505 April 15 Talladega, AL 4 5 113/113 29,875 April 29 Fontana, CA 1 3 150/150 58,825 May 5 Richmond, VA 1 1 250/250 42,400