FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 14, 2001) - When NASCAR Busch Series driver Jeff Green completed the 2000 season by winning the points championship, he had one thing in mind - do it all over again this year. The native of Owensboro, Ken., drove the ...
FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 14, 2001) - When NASCAR Busch Series driver Jeff Green completed the 2000 season by winning the points championship, he had one thing in mind - do it all over again this year. The native of Owensboro, Ken., drove the #10 Nestle Nesquik Ford to a 616-point margin over teammate Jason Keller for the series championship.
"It looked like we couldn't do anything wrong (in 2000), but to be honest, we just worked hard at taking care of the race car and tried to make it as good as we could each week," Green said. "We were also lucky enough to get on pit road after the race was over, and to do that mean we were one of the top-five finishers. We knew we needed that consistency to become the Busch Series champions, and we had that."
Green and his team captured six victories, 25 top-fives and 27 top-tenss with earnings of more than a million dollars. Crew chief Harold Holly had the PPC Racing Ford for Green running in top form throughout the year, and Green is confident that will continue this year in quest for a repeat championship performance.
"Harold Holly and I think so much alike, and he puts together an awesome car," Green said. "I'm at the prime of my career as far as driving talent, and I know what I want in a race car. This past year, expectation met with reality as far as the race cars were concerned."
Green finished the 2000 season by breaking the all-time Busch Series record for top five finishes in a season (25) and the biggest championship point margin (616). Winner of seven poles a year ago, he started 10th at the Texas race before finishing fifth in the field. Green will hoping for a good start in the March 31 Jani-King 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Tickets for all RPM Week-Texas races, including the Jani-King 300 and the Sunday, April 1 Harrah's 500, are on sale seven days a week at the speedway ticket office, by calling (817) 215-8500, online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com and at all Ticketmaster locations.