Mooresville, NC (October 20, 2010) Jeff Green will strap into the Key Motorsports Chevrolet Impala for Saturday’s 250-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Gateway International Raceway, the 2000 series champion ready to get back behind the wheel of No. 40 for the fourth time this season.
Green drove the Key Motorsports Chevrolet at Talladega, Nashville and Kentucky earlier in the 2010 season, taking car No. 40 on a front-running excursion from the 42nd starting position at Talladega. The veteran driver from Owensboro, Kentucky was caught in an unavoidable late-race mishap and finished 16th on the high-banked Alabama superspeedway before posting finishes of 24th at Nashville and 20th at Kentucky.
“I am glad to be in the 40 car for Gateway,” said Green. “Key Motorsports brings good equipment to the race track and they are a pleasure to work with. They have been racing for a long time and understand what it takes to be competitive, they have a great team and are on their game. Curtis (Key, team owner) and Gary (Showalter, crew chief) are serious about racing in the Nationwide Series and we are going to do our best for them on Saturday.”
The Key Motorsports Chevrolet has finished in the top-25 22 times in 2010, also accumulating 20 top-20’s, eight top-15’s and 2 top-10’s this season including 13 top-20 finishes in the past 15 races and a top-10 at Auto Club Speedway in California two weeks ago. The independent team suffered engine failure at New Hampshire and Richmond
“Our momentum picked up after Daytona in July,” explained Gary Showalter. “We have moved the program forward with runs like we had in California a couple weeks ago but overall we haven’t been able to finish the way we have been running. This is a top-10 team and that is where we are looking to be at Gateway this weekend.”
Car 40 will appear sponsorless this weekend at Gateway unless a last minute arrangement can be assembled with a CEO or brand in need of national exposure at a bargain house discount. The Key Motorsports team have proven worthy of representing regional and national companies at venues across the country during their nearly two decades of participating in NASCAR’s highest levels of competition. The Key Motorsports staff have been instrumental in organizing several last minute programs and stand ready to be of service.
Key Motorsports enters Gateway this weekend ranked 22nd in NASCAR Nationwide Series owner points.
The 250-mile Nationwide Series race at Gateway International Raceway will be televised live on ESPN2 at 3 pm ET.