Jeff Green On "The Rock": Jeff Green, 2000 NASCAR Busch Series Champion and driver of the No. 10 NestlÃ© Nesquik Ford Taurus, is the defending race winner this weekend at North Carolina Speedway. "The win at Rockingham last fall was one the most...
Jeff Green On "The Rock": Jeff Green, 2000 NASCAR Busch Series Champion and driver of the No. 10 Nestlé Nesquik Ford Taurus, is the defending race winner this weekend at North Carolina Speedway.
"The win at Rockingham last fall was one the most exciting wins in my Busch career," said Green. "There was a late race caution and I was second to Jeff Burton on the restart with two to go. I was able to pass him for the win. It was just awesome to be able to win that way -- driver against driver in a two-lap showdown."
"Rockingham is the type of track where you have to conserve tires to be successful," said Green. "The track is hard on tires, so a driver really has to be smart and patient. Most of the time, the drivers with more experience will do better at 'The Rock' because of tire conservation. You also have to plan the right strategy where your pit stops are concerned to win because it is easy to get caught a lap down. Since I've been with ppc Racing, I've had one win and four top-ten finishes in four starts, so I'm really confident about our chances to win this weekend." *In Green's four starts at 'The Rock' with ppc Racing, his average start is 3.75 and his average finish is 3.25.
New Superstition? Since Green has shaved his mustache before the Dover event in September, he has posted five top-10 finishes in a row and two of those finishes are back-to-back wins. His finishes are: Dover (1st), Kansas City (1st), Charlotte (10th), Memphis (2nd) and Phoenix (2nd), giving him an average finish of 3.2 since the mustache came off.
Equipment: Green and his Nesquik Racing team are taking the same car to Rockingham that competed earlier this year at Nashville (outside pole, led 51 laps, finished 8th), Kentucky (outside pole, led 69 laps before getting involved in an accident) and Bristol fall (started 3rd, finished 2nd).