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NASCAR BGN: Mark Green Talladega Preview

22 April 1998


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

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)