Mark Green (NASCAR)


Mark Green (NASCAR)

Infobox_NASCAR_driver
Name = Marcus Green
Birthdate = birth date and age|1959|4|8
Birthplace = Owensboro, Kentucky | Busch_Car_Team = #70 - ML Motorsports
Previous_Year = 2006
Prev_Busch_Pos = 45th | Best_Busch_Pos = 11th - 1998 (Busch Series) | Busch_Top_Tens = 14
First_Busch_Race = 1995 Kroger 200 (IRP)
First_Truck_Race = 1997 Sears DieHard 200 (Milwaukee)
Last_Truck_Race = 1997 Cummins 200 (IRP)
Awards = 1991-1993 Track Champion at Beech Bend Raceway
Updated_On = March 24, 2008

Marcus Green (born April 8, 1959 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a veteran of the NASCAR Busch Series and is the brother of fellow NASCAR drivers (and Busch Series champions), Jeff Green and David Green. He currently races the #70 Foretravel Motorcoaches Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the Busch Series.

Beginnings

Green began his racing career in 1973, racing go-karts in the Southern Indiana Racing Association. During his tenure, he won six consecutive championships. He then moved on to the late model division at several local speedways. Among the tracks he competed on were Nashville Speedway USA, Beech Bend Raceway and Kentucky Motor Speedway. From 1988 to 1991, he also competed in the All-American Challenge Series. In 1993, he won 16 of 20 races at Beech Bend and won the track championships there from 1991 to 1993.

1995-2000

Green made his Busch debut in 1995 at Indianapolis Raceway Park (IRP). He qualified the #41 Brewco Motorsports Chevrolet in twenty-eighth spot, and finished eighteenth. He signed to run ten more races in 1996, in the #37 Timber Wolf Chevy. He posted his first career top-ten at Myrtle Beach Speedway, where he finished tenth in addition to qualifying on the outside pole. In 1997, Green and Brewco ran the full schedule, posting five top-tens including a career-best fifth-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He finished 11th in points. Green also ran two Craftsman Truck Series races that year for Brewco, finishing eleventh at IRP.

In 1998, Green continued to drive for Brewco, but only had four top-ten finishes. After his thirteenth-place points finish, Green departed from the team. He joined Washington-Erving Motorsports, driving the #50 Dr Pepper Chevy. His best finish that season was tenth at the Yellow Freight 300 and he dropped to 21st in the standings. He exited the ride to a lack of funding and drove the #63 Exxon Chevy for HVP Motorsports and had a seventh-place run at Talladega Superspeedway.

2001-2005

In 2001, Green was announced as the driver of the #55 Davis & Weight Motorsports Ford Taurus. After two top-twenty finishes early in the season, Davis & Weight announced it was closing its Busch team to run the Winston Cup Series. When that deal failed to materialize, Green ran out the remainder of the schedule for various teams, his best finish a ninth at Kansas Speedway for ST Motorsports. He also made his first Cup attempt at the NAPA 500 in the #41 for A.J. Foyt Racing, but failed to qualify.

Green began 2002 without a full-time ride. He began driving the #38 Deka Batteries Ford for Akins Motorsports, sharing the ride with Christian Elder. He had a second-place qualifying effort at Pikes Peak International Raceway, and ten top-twenty finishes before winding up 32nd in the points. In 2003, he lost his ride and drove five Busch races for various teams, his best finish a 20th at the Stacker 200 for ORTEC Racing. He attempted the Cup race at Lowe's Motor Speedway for Foyt again, but did not qualify.

Green drove various cars for Jay Robinson Racing in 2004. His best finish for Robinson was a 21st at Nazareth Speedway in the #49 Advil Ford. Late in the season, he departed JRR and signed with the fledging Keith Coleman Racing team, piloting the #26 [http://www.lovefifi.com lovefifi.com] Chevrolet. In five starts with KCR, his best finish came at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where he finished 23rd. He began 2005 in the #7 Boudreaux's Butt Paste Chevy for GIC-Mixon Motorsports, but returned to KCR to drive its #23 Vassarette Chevy, finishing 11th at Talladega. He was released towards the end of the season.

2006-Present

in the 70 car owned by ML Motorsports, and finished the year with the team, his best finish being 19th at Gateway. Still with ML Motorsports, Green as a best finish of 5th at Talledega.

External links

* [http://www.mark-green.com Mark Green.com]
* [http://www.racing-reference.info/driver?id=greenma01 Racing-reference.info Profile]


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