Jeff Green talks 2017
AVONDALE, Ariz.—Jeff Green plans on running full-time with B.J. McLeod Motorsports in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2017, the driver has told The Racing Experts.
Green, who has one top-ten finish this season, will drive an entry for the owner-driver’s organization.
“He’s got an opportunity for me,” Green said. “TriStar [Motorsports] really hadn’t offered that opportunity for me yet.
“At my age, I’m 54 years old, I’m still young, I feel like I can still get the job done with the right opportunity. I think Daytona kind of proved that.”
Green has competed in all but four events this season in the XFINITY Series.
The 2000 series champion has raced for B.J. McLeod Motorsports in three events this season, including an entry in Saturday’s Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. Green said he has talked with team owner and driver B.J. McLeod about running with his team in 2017. Green also said the opportunity is looking like a non-start and park gig in 2017.
“This is the time of year I used to get really worried about [next year’s racing plans,] especially when I was looking for opportunities,” he said. “But these days, and the situation I’m in, God’s going to take care of what happens and the opportunities he gives me, I’m good with that.”
Green didn’t indicate when he plans to retire from racing in NASCAR but gave an “honest answer” on the subject.
“It’s getting to point where I enjoy sticking around the house and hunting and doing things at my shop,” he said. “I guess when they quit sending me checks, I mean, that’s about the honest answer I can give you.
“Right now, we’re planning for next year, and I don’t know if there’d be any after that or not… but next year will take care of itself.”
Team owner and driver B.J. McLeod gave insight on what to expect with his team next season.
“We’re looking right now to run three cars; two cars full-time for sure, start out with a third car full-time,” he said.
“...We’ve definitely talked to Jeff about driving a third car next year.”