Charlotte, North Carolina (Wednesday, November 5th, 2003) - - Jay Robinson Racing heads into the NASCAR Busch Series event from North Carolina Motor Speedway this weekend confident as ever and hoping that some luck will shine from above and give...
Charlotte, North Carolina (Wednesday, November 5th, 2003) - - Jay Robinson Racing heads into the NASCAR Busch Series event from North Carolina Motor Speedway this weekend confident as ever and hoping that some luck will shine from above and give everyone something to brag about.
Earlier in the week, it was announced that NASCAR Busch Series veteran driver Mark Green will pilot the team's second entry the No. 39 Ford Taurus with backing from long time Green supporter Deka Batteries.
Green, one of three racing brothers hopes to make his fourth start on the tour this season and his first race with JRR (Jay Robinson Racing).
"I cannot be more proud to have Mark Green driving for Jay Robinson Racing this weekend," said car owner Jay Robinson. "Mark is one of the best drivers on the tour, he brings a well known sponsor to the event, I'm just glad he's on our side."
Tammy Jo Kirk, who drives the No. 49 Advil Ford also from the Jay Robinson Racing stable, is excited about working with the Owensboro, Kentucky native this weekend.
"Mark has had a lot of success in racing, I'm sure that I'll be able to learn a few things from him, I just hope it's a positive weekend for both teams," she said. "I've been fortunate to work with a lot of great people in my return to racing, and I know Mark will be high on that list by the end of the weekend."
Green has a season best finish of 16th, which came in his first start of the season in Nazareth driving the No. 98 Deka Batteries Ford Taurus with the Akins Motorsports team.
Green also drove for the newly formed ORTEC Motorsports this year at Bristol Motor Speedway and Dover International Speedway. A solid qualifying effort of 24th from BMS left the team with high hopes, but mechanical gremlins bit the team hard and left them with a disappointing 27th place finish.
The team returned a few weeks later and despite a provisional starting spot of 38th, Mark used his smooth driving style and took the checkered flag in 20th place, a career-best for the rookie team.
"We are not expecting Mark to go out and drive away from the field, but we're confident that he will give Jay Robinson Racing something good to talk about when we return to our shop on Monday," continued Jay.
The 2003 NASCAR Busch Series season is quickly coming to a close. The next-to-last-event of the season will come this weekend from North Carolina Motor Speedway for the running of the Target House 200. A strong race is expected as 57 competitive machines are entered for the 43-car starting field. Practice and qualifying are on the agenda Friday, with the green flag scheduled to wave this Saturday, November 8th beginning at 1:00pm with live coverage on TNT and MRN radio.