Nashville II: Jeff Green race report

JEFF GREEN / KEY MOTORSPORTS POST TOP-25 AT NASHVILLE; MAINTAINS POINTS POSITION The Key Motorsports team with driver Jeff Green rallied throughout the weekend to bring the ...

JEFF GREEN / KEY MOTORSPORTS POST TOP-25 AT NASHVILLE; MAINTAINS POINTS POSITION

The Key Motorsports team with driver Jeff Green rallied throughout the weekend to bring the #40 Chevrolet home from Nashville with a 24th place finish in Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 300. Forced to start the event from 41st after after losing a new engine in practice Friday evening, Green and crew chief Gary Showalter had little track time to dial in the #40 on the 1.333-mile superspeedway. Key Motorsports persevered to maintain 23rd position in the 2010 Nationwide owner point standings.

Showalter offered, "The Key Motorsports crew did a great job this weekend and deserve credit for their effort, they pulled together on the car all week and did a good job on pit road during the race. Losing the motor in practice caught us by surprise and is a disappointment, another obstacle to overcome. Jeff drove a good race, kept it on the lead lap and in the top-25. We are looking forward to going to Kentucky with him next week."

Green wasted no time moving the Key Motorsports Chevrolet forward when the green flag waved, going from 41st into the top-30 by lap 15, then entering the top-25 by lap 75. The 2000 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion continued to hold down a spot in the top-25 for the balance of the 225 lap race. Scored as high as 18th in the running order on a lap 113 restart, Green was easily able to maneuver the Key Motorsports Chevrolet through accidents that brought out the caution on laps 118 and 127, as well as endure two additional restarts after a debris caution was displayed on lap 165 with the final interruption coming at lap 197, to carry the momentum needed for a top-25 finish.

Jeff Green will return to the seat of the #40 Westerman Chevrolet for the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway, Saturday, June 12, 2010.

-source: key motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jeff Green