Jeff Green "Quik" Facts Talladega Superspeedway -- April 15, 2000 Harold Holly Homecoming: Harold Holly, crew chief of the No. 10 Nestle NesQuik Chevrolet, hails from Pell City, Ala., only a few minutes west of the Talladega Superspeedway. ...
Jeff Green "Quik" Facts Talladega Superspeedway -- April 15, 2000
Harold Holly Homecoming: Harold Holly, crew chief of the No. 10 Nestle NesQuik Chevrolet, hails from Pell City, Ala., only a few minutes west of the Talladega Superspeedway. Holly started his racing career at the Talladega Short Track, across the street from the famed 2.66-mile superspeedway.
"My dad's love for racing is what got me interested in the sport," said Holly. "Growing up in Pell City, my dad took me to every NASCAR race at Talladega since 1974. It amazed me when the pit crews went across the wall and that's when I decided I had to be a part of the sport. I started my racing career at the Talladega Short Track working on late model stock cars and dirt cars from around the age of eight. I learned how to turn a wrench on my Little League football coach's car and even though I was a good football player, nothing could beat the excitement of racing."
New Rule Change: Green comments on the new rule change NASCAR made regarding tires on pit road. This new rule will be enforced for the first time in the NASCAR Busch Series at Talladega Superspeedway.
"I'm glad NASCAR has made this new rule," said Green. "At the bigger tracks it is not as important, but it will really make a difference at the short tracks where the pit stalls are tighter. The tire issue has never affected me personally, because I have always been aware of the tires around me and my car. However, we have got to make pit road as safe as possible for the crew guys, because I wouldn't want to jump out in front of a speeding car and have to worry about getting hit by a tire. Missing the car is work enough. This new rule will not affect our team because the NesQuik team has been taking our tires back with us to the wall for two years now, so we did not have to do any extra practice or changes to our pit stops."
Last Year At Talladega: Green felt like he had a strong car during last year's Touchstone Energy 300 at Talladega, even though his finish didn't reflect it.
"I got caught up in the 'Big One' last year," said Green. "Around lap 70, I was involved in a wreck with 23 other cars. It is just typical superspeedway racing. You've got to have luck on your side, because having a strong car means nothing if you get caught up in a wreck; and at Talladega, they are never small wrecks."
Equipment: The NesQuik Racing team is taking the same car to Talladega that raced earlier this year at Daytona. The car has a new body on it, after the well-known "Nestle flip" at Daytona.
<pre> Jeff Green / Talladega Superspeedway Statistics:
Date Start Finish LC/TL Status $Won 04/24/99 20 17 112/113 Running 16,175 04/26/97 9 3 117/117 Running 24,225 07/27/96 29 14 117/117 Running 8,755 07/22/95 4 12 113/117 Running 11,005 07/24/93 39 24 2/117 Engine 3,200
Starts Poles Wins Top-fives Top-10s LC/TL $Won 5 0 0 1 1 461/581 (79.3%) 63,360