DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Rick Ware Racing (RWR) announced today the signing of 2000 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) champion Jeff Green to drive the No. 17 Chevrolet Camaro in the PowerShares® QQQ 300 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
The 52-year-old Green will look to make his 22ndcareer NXS start at the “World Center of Racing” with hopes of capturing his fourth top-10 finish at the 2.5-mile superspeedway.
In his previous 21 efforts, Green delivered a track best of second in the 1999 season-opener driving for ppc Racing.
“I’m thankful to Rick and the entire Rick Ware Racing team for the opportunity to race at Daytona,” said Green, who holds 420 career XFINITY Series starts in a 25-year presence. “I’ve always loved racing at Daytona and thanks to Rick and our sponsor, we’re going in with all hands on deck.”
Green open his 26th year of competition with backing from Dashub.com.
Dashub was founded by a group of car enthusiasts who set out to revolutionize the car buying experience. As an online used car auction company, their mission is to create an easier, more affordable way to purchase a car by giving our clients exclusive access to insurance and salvage auto auctions.
“Can’t thank Dashub enough for willing to jump onboard with us for Daytona,” added Green. “We’re hoping to make Daytona a great experience for them and the opportunity arises to do more in the future.”
Team principal Rick Ware says he’s always wanted to work with Green and now in his 25th anniversary season of competition, the dream will become a reality.
“Jeff Green is a pinnacle name when it comes to the success of the NASCAR XFINITY Series,” said Ware. “I’ve been around 25 years and the name Green is synopsis when it comes to history of the series. We’re thankful for the chance to work with him and hope Daytona is everything we hope it to be. Without Dashub, none of this would be possible.”
George Church who has helped steered Rick Ware Racing to some of its peak performances in the XFINITY Series will lead Green for the Feb. 20 race.
The PowerShares® QQQ 300 (120 laps / 300 miles) is the first of 33 NASCAR XFINITY Series on the 2016 schedule. Practice begins on Friday, February 19 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. A second practice has been etched in from 1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m., while a final session is set for 3:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Saturday, February 20 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The 40-car field will take the green flag shortly after 3:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90).
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PHOTO CAPTION: Jeff Green, driver of the No. 17 Dashub.com Chevrolet Camaro for Rick Ware Racing (RWR) in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
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