BUSCH: Jeff Green Richmond preview

Jeff Green On Richmond: Jeff Green, 2000 NASCAR Busch Series Champion and driver of the No. 10 Nestlé Nesquik Ford Taurus, scored his first win at Richmond International Raceway in the spring of 2001. It was his first win in the No. 10 Nestlé...

Jeff Green On Richmond: Jeff Green, 2000 NASCAR Busch Series Champion and driver of the No. 10 Nestlé Nesquik Ford Taurus, scored his first win at Richmond International Raceway in the spring of 2001. It was his first win in the No. 10 Nestlé Nesquik car.

"Racing at Richmond will be a little different this time around because the track has been sealed since the spring race," said Green. "It only has one groove now. I found that out testing the Cup car there a few weeks ago. Because it was so slick, I ended up testing the wall out too. I think the track will have more grooves in it by race time because both the Trucks and the Busch cars will have laid down plenty of laps. Everyone will have to be real cautious until then. We finished second in this race last year, so I feel like our Nesquik Ford will have a great shot at winning this weekend."

$5 Million Dollar Man: Green and Randy LaJoie are in a race to see who will reach the $5 million mark in career NBS earnings. According to NASCAR's stats, LaJoie currently holds the top spot with $4,973,738 in career earnings and Green is second with earnings of $4,921,707. Depending on where each finishes this weekend, Green has the opportunity to pass LaJoie in the rankings and possibly reach the $5 million mark first.

Equipment: Green and his Nesquik Racing team are taking the same car to Richmond that competed earlier this year at Loudon (finished 4th), Nazareth (finished 3rd), Milwaukee (finished 9th) and IRP (finished 6th).

Birthday Boy: Green celebrates his 39th birthday on Thursday, September 6th.

1st Career Busch Start: Green competed in his very first Busch Series event on September 8, 1990, almost 11 years ago to the date.

Double Duty: Green continues his tour of double duty with the No. 30 AOL Chevrolet on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit with Richard Childress Racing. This will be the sixth of the seven scheduled races for Green in that car. The only remaining race is Charlotte.

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