BUSCH: Jeff Green Nazareth notes

Jeff Green On Nazareth: Jeff Green, current points leader and driver of the No. 10 Nestlé NesQuik Chevrolet on the NASCAR Busch Series, is looking forward to competing on the unique 1-mile speedway. "Nazareth is a pretty tricky track because...

Jeff Green On Nazareth: Jeff Green, current points leader and driver of the No. 10 Nestlé NesQuik Chevrolet on the NASCAR Busch Series, is looking forward to competing on the unique 1-mile speedway.

"Nazareth is a pretty tricky track because of the different shaped corners and elevation changes," said Green. "You have to drive each corner differently and it is tough to do well if you don't have experience there."

Back To Back Poles?: Jeff Green won last year's pole for the running of the First Union 200 at Nazareth Speedway. Green hopes to do have a repeat performance this year and if he does accomplish that feat, he will become only the second driver to win two poles at the 1-mile track. Green's older brother, David, won back-to-back poles in 1995 and 1996.

Last Year At Nazareth: Green sat on the pole and led the most laps, but was unable to capture the trophy in last year's event at Nazareth.

"Luck was not on our side last year," said Green. "We had a miscue on pit strategy that sent us back to 29th and I was able to climb to seventh. Then, a tire went flat and we went back to 29th and climbed to seventh again. We had the fastest car by far that day, but we just ran out of daylight to get back to the front. As we all know, the fastest car doesn't always win."

Ten Top-10s In A Row: In Green's last 10 races, he has posted nine top-fives and ten top-ten finishes. Since the beginning of the season, he has only finished out of the top-10 three times.

Wins From The Pole: With Green's win from the pole position at Milwaukee last weekend, he is now ranked fourth on the record books with five wins from the pole. Currently, Sam Ard holds the record for nine wins from the pole with Tommy Ellis and Mark Martin tied for second with eight wins apiece.

Equipment: The NesQuik Racing team is taking the same car to Nazareth that won three races earlier this year at South Boston, Myrtle Beach and Milwaukee. The car also ran at Loudon earlier this year where it finished second. <pre> Jeff Green / Nazareth Speedway Statistics:

Date Start Finish LC/TL Status $Won 05/23/99 1 7 168/168 Running 17,050 05/17/98 15 13 200/200 Running 6,555 05/18/97 4 4 200/200 Running 11,012 05/19/96 6 3 200/200 Running 9,825 05/21/95 3 4 200/200 Running 6,550 05/23/93 12 18 197/200 Running 2,625 05/11/91 29 32 105/200 Running 1,481

Starts Poles Wins Top-fives Top-10s LC/TL               $Won
7       1     0    3         4     1,270/1,368 (92.8%) 55,098

NASCAR Busch Series Cumulative Results

Starts Wins Poles Top-fives Top 10s  Winnings
165     8    14    46        72       $2,268,810

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)

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 May 13 Loudon, NH 12 2 200/200 35,385 May 27 Charlotte, NC 26 3 200/200 43,050 June 3 Dover, DE 37 4 200/200 28,065 June 10 South Boston, VA 9 1 300/300 46,225 June 17 Myrtle Beach, SC 1 1 250/250 48,250 June 25 Watkins Glen, NY 10 10 82/82 20,275 July 2 Milwaukee, WI 1 1 250/250 49,350

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jeff Green , Mark Martin