Jeff Green â€œQuikâ€ Facts Nashville Speedway USA â€“ April 8, 2000 Jeff Green Nashville History: * Green won the track championship at Nashville in 1990 racing late models. * During his championship season, Green recorded 15 wins...
Jeff Green “Quik” Facts Nashville Speedway USA – April 8, 2000
Jeff Green Nashville History:
* Green won the track championship at Nashville in 1990 racing late models.
* During his championship season, Green recorded 15 wins and 21 Top-three finishes in 22 starts.
* With his 15 wins in 1990, Green still holds the record for most victories in a single season at Nashville. Chad Chaffin won 14 events in 1995 and Sterling Marlin won 13 events in 1981.
* Green won 23 late model races at Nashville and is listed ninth on the all time winner list there. His first win at the .596-mile oval came on August 27, 1988.
One of Green’s most memorable races at Nashville occurred on May 16, 1990 where he raced against such competitors as Dale Earnhardt and Sterling Marlin. Green won the 200 lap event and Earnhardt finished third and Marlin finished fourth. Earnhardt credits that race as the reason he offered Green his first full-time NBS ride in Earnhardt’s No. 3 Goodwrench Chevrolet in 1995.
“That was a very special day for me,” said Green. “It was pretty amazing to beat ‘The Intimidator.’ I’ve been told that race was the reason Earnhardt hired me in 1995. I guess Earnhardt figured if I could beat him, then I had a good chance at beating everyone else I raced against.”
Green also won another event that same year on July 14th with some pretty powerful names. He competed against Michael Waltrip (finished third), Harry Gant (fourth), David Green (fifth), Mark Green (ninth), Jeremy Mayfield (22nd) and Sterling Marlin (29th).
The NesQuik Racing team is taking the same car to Nashville that raced earlier this year at Las Vegas where it finished sixth. Although is seems strange that you could use the same car at an intermediate track and a short track, crew chief Harold Holly explains the reasoning.
“At Las Vegas, I like to run a short track chassis with an intermediate-style body because of the drag co-efficient,” said Holly. “You don’t have to worry about the drag at a short track, so we have made all the adjustments for the body, such as taking out the side window and other things, to make it ready for Nashville. It should be a really great car for us and with our notes from last year, I know we can win this thing.”
Stellar Statistics: For the 2000 NBS season (Daytona – Texas), Green currently has the highest qualifying average at 8.57 among the NBS regulars. Ahead of him is two NWC drivers, Mark Martin and Jeff Burton.