2000 NASCAR Busch Series champion Jeff Green warmed up for
potentially his best Winston Cup season with eight 2001 starts in
Richard Childress Racing's No. 30 America Online Chevrolet. 

Green showed his new team's potential when he won the Bud Pole
Award for the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway and started
inside the top-20 five times in eight races. He had a best finish of
ninth, at Homestead. 

Prior to 2001, Green had made 50 starts in five different seasons for
a variety of owners, but the RCR team is his best opportunity ever in
NASCAR's top series. While preparing for 2002, Green also defended
his Busch Series title but ended up second to champion Kevin Harvick
after winning four races and one Bud Pole. 

Green absolutely steamrolled the competition in 2000 to win his first
Busch Series championship in record setting fashion. He posted a
series best six wins, seven poles, 25 top-five and 27 top-10 finishes,
which broke the all-time series record for top-fives in a season. His
margin of victory over PPC Racing teammate Jason Keller was the
biggest championship point margin (616) in series history. 

Green set up his championship season, which earned him the
distinction, with older brother David Green, of becoming the first
brother combination to win series titles; with a second place finish in
the championship behind Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 1999, despite missing
one race. 

Green, who started racing in karts against his brothers David and
Mark, is a former Nashville Speedway USA track champion. Like his
older brother, he had an unsuccessful sojourn in Winston Cup racing
but his 2000 season more than made up for any disappointment. He
finished 42nd twice, including the Daytona opener, due to accidents,
but had no other finish worse than 14th.

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