- Mark Green (NASCAR)
Name = Marcus Green
Birthdate = birth date and age|1959|4|8
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
Awards = 1991-1993 Track Champion at
Beech Bend Raceway
March 24, 2008
Marcus Green (born
April 8, 1959in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a veteran of the NASCAR Busch Seriesand 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 Carloin the Busch Series.
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 Racewayand 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.
Green made his Busch debut in 1995 at
Indianapolis Raceway Park(IRP). He qualified the #41 Brewco MotorsportsChevrolet in twenty-eighth spot, and finished eighteenth. He signed to run ten more races in 1996, in the #37 Timber WolfChevy. 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 Seriesraces 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 PepperChevy. His best finish that season was tenth at the Yellow Freight 300and he dropped to 21st in the standings. He exited the ride to a lack of funding and drove the #63 ExxonChevy for HVP Motorsportsand had a seventh-place run at Talladega Superspeedway.
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 CupSeries. When that deal failed to materialize, Green ran out the remainder of the schedule for various teams, his best finish a ninth at Kansas Speedwayfor 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 BatteriesFord 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 200for ORTEC Racing. He attempted the Cup race at Lowe's Motor Speedwayfor Foyt again, but did not qualify.
Green drove various cars for
Jay Robinson Racingin 2004. His best finish for Robinson was a 21st at Nazareth Speedwayin the #49 AdvilFord. Late in the season, he departed JRR and signed with the fledging Keith Coleman Racingteam, 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 PasteChevy for GIC-Mixon Motorsports, but returned to KCR to drive its #23 VassaretteChevy, finishing 11th at Talladega. He was released towards the end of the season.
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.
* [http://www.mark-green.com Mark Green.com]
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