BUSCH: Mark Green ready for Pikes Peak

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Mark Green was having a great run at last week's Econo Lodge 200 in his Superflo Chevrolet until he got tangled-up with a lapped car on lap 108, ending his day. Knowing that he was having a great run until the incident, Green...

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Mark Green was having a great run at last week's Econo Lodge 200 in his Superflo Chevrolet until he got tangled-up with a lapped car on lap 108, ending his day. Knowing that he was having a great run until the incident, Green is ready to change his luck at the NAPA Auto Care 250, July 22 at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado. "We had finally figured out how to make the car run well when we got tangled with a lapped car at Nazareth," explained Green. "Hopefully we can take a different car to Pikes Peak and continue from where we left off at Nazareth." Green qualified his Superflo/HMV Motorsports Chevrolet in the 11th position for the Econo Lodge 200 and was running in the sixth position when the day-ending crash occurred. "We worked on the car during the off week and got everything straightened out," continued Green. "The guys couldn't have given me a better car, but I guess it just wasn't to be our day. We are almost over our hump of bad luck and what a better place to do it than Pikes Peak." The NASCAR Busch Series is entering its third season at Pikes Peak International Raceway. At the inaugural event, Green finished in the seventh position and put together a good run at last year's event. "I like to run at Pikes Peak," explained Green. "It is a fun one-mile race track and I have done pretty well the two years we have raced there. My first year at the track I finished seventh and hope to repeat or better that performance at this year's event." Due to damages suffered to the racecar at Nazareth, the No. 63 Superflo team put in overtime to get a new car prepared for Pikes Peak. "Since Pikes Peak is more than 20 hours from the shop we only had two days to get a new car ready to take," commented Jeff Hensley, HMV Motorsports team manager. "We basically put the same set-up on the new car that we had at Nazareth. If everything works the way we need it to, we should have a car that is as good or better than last week's." "I have been looking forward to Pikes Peak since the beginning of the season," continued Hensley. "Mark has run well there in the past and we have also had pretty good luck there." The NAPA Auto Car 250 can be viewed live on ESPN2 beginning at 3:30 p.m. EST and will be broadcast live on MRN Radio, with coverage starting at 3:15 p.m.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Mark Green