NASCAR BGN: Mark Green Talladega Preview
22 April 1998
DATE START FINISH MONEY WON STATUS LAPS 04/26/97 17 24 $ 9,430 Running 115 of 117 TOTALS $ 9,430 115 of 117 (98.3%)Timber Wolf/Brewco Motorsports team manager Todd Wilkerson underwent successful surgery on April 14 at Owensboro (Ky.) Emergency Health Systems to have pins inserted in his fractured left wrist. The procedure, performed by Dr. James Carothers, was necessary due to a distal radial fracture.
On April 11, during the running of the Galaxy Foods 300 NASCAR Busch Series race at Hickory Motor Speedway, a car careened into the pit lane and slammed into the Timber Wolf team's pit box on which Wilkerson was sitting. The 36-year-old Owensboro, Kentucky resident, who is also the jackman on raceday, was thrown from the pit box and suffered a fractured left wrist and fractured left radial head (elbow).
Wilkerson is not expected to return as the jackman for the remainder of the 1998 season but will continue his team manager duties. A replacement jackman will be announced at a future date.
Mark Green is one of only two NASCAR Busch Series drivers to take part in NASCAR's Night in Hollywood -- A Golden Celebration. The gala event will be hosted by Don Johnson on May 1 at the historic Wiltern Theatre in Hollywood, California.
Green will participate in a segment of the show honoring the many families who make up the NASCAR community.
Mark Green has led more miles than any other NASCAR Busch Series regular in 1998.
Following the Touchstone Energy 300, Mark Green and the Timber Wolf/Brewco Motorsports team will head to Richmond International Raceway to test the No. 37 Timber Wolf Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
On April 27, the team will conduct a one day test on the 0.75 mile oval in preparation for the June 5 Hardee's 250.
On May 4-5, Mark Green will test at the 2.45 mile Watkins Glen International road course in preparation for the June 28 Lysol 200.
Shop-A-Snak, a convenience store chain with 30 locations throughout Alabama, is an associate sponsor on the No. 37 Timber Wolf Chevrolet Monte Carlo for the Touchstone Energy 300 at Talladega SuperSpeedway.
Mark Green's 1998 NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division Results
LOCATION START FINISH MONEY WON STATUS LAPS Daytona 40 14 $ 21,700 Running 120 of 120 Rockingham 7 9 9,510 Running 197 of 197 Las Vegas 10 16 18,095 Running 200 of 200 Nashville 40 34 5,405 Running 309 of 320 Darlington 39 17 7,805 Running 146 of 147 Bristol 23 17 6,475 Running 243 of 250 Texas 20 7 23,075 Running 200 of 200 Hickory 11 22 7,970 Running 279 of 300 TOTALS $ 100,035 1694 of 1734 (97.7%)
Mark Green's NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division Career Results
STARTS POLES WINS TOP 5 TOP 10 MONEY WON 50 0 0 1 8 $ 446,849 Best Start: 2nd - Myrtle Beach Speedway (June 1996) Best Finish: 5th - Charlotte Motor Speedway (October 1997) Biggest Purse: $ 24,443 - Charlotte Motor Speedway (October 1997)