Mark Green (racing driver)

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Mark Green
MarkGreenMilwaukee2009.jpg
Green at the Milwaukee Mile in 2009
Born (1959-04-08) April 8, 1959 (age 60)
Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
318 races run over 17 years
2011 position53rd
Best finish11th (1997)
First race1995 Kroger 200 (IRP)
Last race2011 WYPALL* 200 (Phoenix International Raceway)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 15 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish72nd (1997)
First race1997 Sears DieHard 200 (Milwaukee)
Last race1997 Cummins 200 (IRP)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of September 4, 2012.

Mark Green is an American professional stock car racing driver. He is the brother of drivers, Jeff Green and David Green.

Beginnings[edit]

Mark 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[edit]

Green made his Busch debut in 1995 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. 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-sponsored 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-sponsored 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 due to a lack of funding and drove the #63 Exxon-sponsored Chevy for HVP Motorsports and had a seventh-place run at Talladega Superspeedway.

2001–2005[edit]

In 2001, Green was announced as the driver of the #55 Davis & Weight Motorsports Ford Taurus in the Busch Series. 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-sponsored Ford for Akins Motorsports, sharing the ride with Christian Elder. He had to miss some time after suffering a broken left foot in a hard crash on the last lap during the spring race at Bristol Motor Speedway with Larry Foyt. 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 fledgling Keith Coleman Racing team, piloting the #26 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-sponsored Chevy for GIC-Mixon Motorsports, but returned to KCR to drive its #23 Vassarette-sponsored Chevy, finishing 11th at Talladega. He was released towards the end of the season.

2006–2008[edit]

Mark Green (#70) leads Greg Biffle (#16) down pit road during a caution in the 2007 Ford 300 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Green was announced as the driver of the #4 Geico-sponsored Dodge Charger for Biagi Brothers Racing in 2006, and opened the year with a tenth-place finish at the Hershey's Kissables 300. Despite two additional fifteenth-place runs, he was dismissed early in the season, replaced by rookie Auggie Vidovich II. After beginning the 2007 season as a test driver for Michael Waltrip Racing, he replaced Justin Diercks 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 in 2008, Green had a best finish of 5th at Talladega. Green would go on to post three more top 15s, and had a chance to win at Memphis Motorsports Park before an engine problem put him out of contention.

2009–2012[edit]

Green started 2009 with the team again. However, Green failed to qualify for the race at Bristol Motor Speedway, and lost his ride shortly thereafter. He then joined JD Motorsports as driver of the #0 car. After several races Green swapped with Kertus Davis to join Jay Robinson Racing to drive the 49 car. The #49 car and Mark Green were sponsored by Getmorevacations.com for a portion of the 2009 season. When Getmorevacations.com dropped out of the sponsor position, Juggle.com began to give support. Green finished in 26th place in the final race of the 2009 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. 2010 brought Green back with Jay Robinson splitting time between the #49, and #70 cars. Most of the races that Green was in the #49 he was a Start and Park. When he was in the #70 (which was a partnership between JRR and ML Motorsports) he ran the distance, and had moderate success with several top 25 finishes, and a couple top 20 finishes.

It was reported that Green had retired in 2011, but ended up driving the #49 car for Jay Robinson Racing during the latter half of the season. In 2012, Green returned for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in the fall at Richmond International Raceway, driving the No. 0 Toyota for SS Motorsports,[1] but failed to qualify for the event.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NSCC Pts Ref
2001 A. J. Foyt Racing 41 Pontiac DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MAR TAL PHO CAR HOM ATL
DNQ
NHA NA - [2]
2003 A. J. Foyt Racing 14 Dodge DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX TAL MAR CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
ATL PHO CAR HOM NA - [3]
2005 Petty Enterprises 45 Dodge DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA
QL
DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM NA - [4]
2012 SS Motorsports 0 Toyota DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX KAN RCH TAL DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON KEN DAY NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH
DNQ
CHI NHA DOV TAL CLT KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM NA - [5]
- Qualified for Kyle Petty

Nationwide Series[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NNSC Pts Ref
1995 Brewco Motorsports 41 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL NSV DAR BRI HCY NHA NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW TAL SBO IRP
18
MCH BRI DAR RCH
28
DOV CLT CAR
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
73rd 188 [6]
1996 37 DAY CAR
36
RCH
DNQ
ATL NSV
38
DAR BRI HCY
DNQ
NZH
19
CLT DOV SBO
28
MYB
10
GLN MLW
19
NHA TAL IRP
14
MCH BRI DAR RCH
13
DOV CLT
DNQ
CAR
21
HOM
30
46th 947 [7]
1997 DAY
8
CAR
14
RCH
12
ATL
13
LVS
25
DAR
19
HCY
9
TEX
34
BRI
40
NSV
21
TAL
24
NHA
22
NZH
14
CLT
19
DOV
24
SBO
23
GLN
15
MLW
15
MYB
15
GTY
8
IRP
26
MCH
12
BRI
13
DAR
22
RCH
19
DOV
11
CLT
5
CAL
41
CAR
8
HOM
18
11th 3261 [8]
1998 DAY
14
CAR
9
LVS
16
NSV
34
DAR
17
BRI
17
TEX
7
HCY
22
TAL
35
NHA
20
NZH
11
CLT
15
DOV
16
RCH
21
PPR
7
GLN
33
MLW
32
MYB
9
CAL
19
SBO
21
IRP
28
MCH
38
BRI
20
DAR
28
RCH
19
DOV
23
CLT
39
GTY
21
CAR
40
ATL
12
HOM
22
13th 3075 [9]
1999 Washington-Erving Motorsports 50 Chevy DAY
24
CAR
23
LVS
32
ATL
10
DAR
33
TEX
31
NSV
30
BRI
17
TAL
37
CAL
36
NHA
27
RCH
21
NZH
22
CLT
16
DOV
29
SBO
26
GLN
37
MLW
26
MYB
DNQ
PPR
23
GTY
32
IRP
19
MCH
41
BRI
42
DAR
33
RCH
19
DOV
22
CLT
40
CAR
28
MEM
17
PHO
31
HOM
DNQ
21st 2419 [10]
2000 HMV Motorsports 63 Chevy DAY
18
CAR
26
LVS
27
ATL
29
DAR
40
BRI
13
TEX
25
NSV
41
TAL
7
CAL
25
RCH
24
NHA
25
CLT
DNQ
DOV
33
SBO
30
MYB
29
GLN
18
MLW
23
NZH
42
PPR
31
GTY
30
IRP
18
MCH
28
BRI
26
DAR
36
RCH
23
DOV
26
CLT
33
CAR
23
MEM
26
PHO
33
26th 2470 [11]
Ford HOM
DNQ
2001 Davis & Weight Motorsports 55 Ford DAY
20
CAR
20
LVS
32
ATL
41
DAR
16
BRI
40
TEX
41
NSH
21
TAL
17
CAL RCH KEN
16
MLW GLN 40th 1198 [12]
A. J. Foyt Racing 41 Chevy NHA
38
NZH CLT DOV
PRW Racing 77 Ford CHI
24
GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR
A. J. Foyt Racing 14 Chevy RCH
36
DOV
ST Motorsports 59 Chevy KAN
9
CLT
29
MEM PHO CAR HOM
2002 Akins Motorsports 38 Ford DAY CAR LVS DAR
17
BRI
17
TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH
28
NHA NZH
33
CLT
35
DOV
15
NSH
12
KEN MLW
22
DAY CHI
41
GTY
22
PPR
19
IRP MCH BRI
37
DAR RCH
16
DOV
20
KAN
16
CLT
30
MEM
38
ATL
28
CAR
19
PHO
14
HOM
30
32nd 1896 [13]
2003 98 DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX TAL NSH CAL RCH GTY NZH
16
CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH 70th 467 [14]
Ortec Racing 96 Chevy BRI
27
DAR RCH DOV
20
KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO
Jay Robinson Racing 39 Ford CAR
27
Brewco Motorsports 80 Pontiac HOM
26
2004 ST Motorsports 47 Ford DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL
QL
40th 1097 [15]
Jay Robinson Racing 39 Ford CAL
42
NSH
28
KEN
23
MLW
23
DAY CHI
28 GTY
35
RCH
43
DOV
39
NHA
35
PPR
41
BRI
42
CAL RCH
41
DOV
49 NZH
21
CLT IRP
32
MCH
Keith Coleman Racing 26 Chevy KAN
34
CLT
24
MEM
34
ATL
23
PHO
33
DAR HOM
DNQ
2005 DAY
DNQ
CAL MXC LVS ATL 38th 1423 [16]
GIC-Mixon Motorsports 7 Chevy NSH
40
BRI
23
TEX
DNQ
Keith Coleman Racing 23 Chevy PHO
22
TAL
11
DAR
22
RCH
22
CLT
25
DOV
32
NSH
41
KEN
33
MLW
28
DAY
DNQ
CHI
DNQ
NHA
27
PPR
20
GTY
38
IRP
21
GLN
DNQ
MCH
33
BRI
28
CAL
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
DOV
41
KAN
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
MEM
DNQ
TEX PHO HOM
2006 Biagi Brothers Racing 4 Dodge DAY
10
CAL
43
MXC LVS
31
ATL
28
BRI
22
TEX
33
NSH
38
PHO
15
TAL
28
RCH
15
DAR
27
CLT DOV NSH 45th 934 [17]
Michael Waltrip Racing 99 Dodge KEN
QL
MLW DAY CHI NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT
Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Chevy MEM
QL±
TEX PHO HOM
2007 ML Motorsports 70 Chevy DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW
21
NHA DAY
32
CHI
30
GTY
19
MCH
39
BRI
25
CAL RCH
28
DOV KAN
24
CLT MEM TEX
36
PHO HOM
30
58th 705 [18]
Michael Waltrip Racing 99 Toyota IRP
QL
Fitz Racing 44 Dodge CGV
40
GLN
2008 ML Motorsports 70 Chevy DAY
41
CAL LVS ATL BRI
24
NSH
26
TEX
28
PHO MXC TAL
5
RCH
22
DAR CLT DOV NSH
14
KEN
22
MLW
13
NHA DAY
30
CHI
22
GTY
14
IRP
21
CGV GLN MCH
23
BRI
24
CAL RCH
22
DOV KAN
22
CLT
DNQ
MEM
30
TEX
20
PHO HOM
DNQ
30th 1835 [19]
2009 DAY
18
CAL LVS BRI
DNQ
TEX 36th 1498 [20]
JD Motorsports 0 Chevy NSH
DNQ
PHO
38
RCH
40
DAR
39
CLT
41
DOV
39
NSH
43
KEN
19
04 TAL
43
Jay Robinson Racing 49 Chevy MLW
35
NHA
36
DAY
39
CHI
43
GTY
35
IRP
43
IOW
38
GLN
38
MCH
36
BRI
38
CGV
33
ATL
40
RCH
38
DOV
42
KAN
38
CAL
35
CLT
38
MEM
DNQ
TEX
43
PHO
34
HOM
26
2010 DAY
Wth
LVS
41
BRI
DNQ
NSH
41
TEX
42
TAL
28
RCH
41
NSH
36
KEN
40
DAY
41
CHI
38
GTY
43
IRP
39
IOW
34
MCH
26
BRI
36
RCH
35
KAN
DNQ
CLT
40
GTY
DNQ
TEX
DNQ
HOM
25
29th 1802 [21]
ML Motorsports 70 Chevy CAL
32
PHO
DNQ
DAR
22
DOV
31
CLT
43
ROA
22
NHA
33
GLN
24
CGV
19
ATL
32
DOV
26
CAL
27
PHO
38
2011 Jay Robinson Racing 49 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX TAL NSH RCH DAR DOV IOW CLT CHI MCH ROA DAY KEN NHA NSH
40
IRP
35
IOW
37
GLN
40
CGV BRI
38
ATL
42
RCH
40
CHI
35
DOV
36
KAN
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
TEX
DNQ
PHO
36
HOM
DNQ
53rd 61 [22]
- Qualified for Robert Pressley · - Qualified for David Reutimann · ± - Qualified for J. J. Yeley

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 NCTC Pts Ref
1997 Brewco Motorsports 37 Chevy WDW TUS HOM PHO POR EVG I70 NHA TEX BRI NZH MLW
12
LVL CNS HPT IRP
11
FLM NSV GLN RCH MAR SON MMR CAL PHO LVS 72nd 257 [23]

ARCA Re/Max Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Re/Max Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ARMC Pts Ref
2001 Roulo Brothers Racing 39 Ford DAY NSH WIN SLM GTY KEN CLT KAN MCH POC MEM GLN KEN MCH POC NSH ISF CHI
21
DSF SLM TOL BLN CLT TAL ATL 149th 125 [24]

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adamczyk, Jay (September 4, 2012). "New Sprint Cup team to debut at RIR". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  2. ^ "Mark Green – 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "Mark Green – 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  4. ^ "Mark Green – 2005 Sylvania 300". Jayski. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  5. ^ "Mark Green – 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  6. ^ "Mark Green – 1995 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  7. ^ "Mark Green – 1996 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  8. ^ "Mark Green – 1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  9. ^ "Mark Green – 1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  10. ^ "Mark Green – 1999 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  11. ^ "Mark Green – 2000 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  12. ^ "Mark Green – 2001 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  13. ^ "Mark Green – 2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  14. ^ "Mark Green – 2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  15. ^ "Mark Green – 2004 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  16. ^ "Mark Green – 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  17. ^ "Mark Green – 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  18. ^ "Mark Green – 2007 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  19. ^ "Mark Green – 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  20. ^ "Mark Green – 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  21. ^ "Mark Green – 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  22. ^ "Mark Green – 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  23. ^ "Mark Green – 1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  24. ^ "Mark Green – 2001 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 28, 2015.

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