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Jeff Green ties Jason Keller with second-most starts

Jeff Green Phoenix Raceway 2016
Jeff Green in 2016. Photo by Daniel Courson/The Racing Experts

NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Jeff Green tied retired Xfinity Series veteran Jason Keller for second on the all-time series starts list by competing Saturday in the Alsco 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Green, who has competed in each of the first seven races this season for RSS Racing, made his series debut in 1990 at 28 years old.

“Never dreamt I’d make a career (of racing),” Green said to The Racing Experts. “The series has been good to me, I’ve had a lot of chances to win.”

The 2000 champion, now 56 years old, has racked up 16 wins, 23 poles, 87 top-five finishes and 130 top-10 finishes.

Jason Keller NextEra Energy Resources 250 Practice
Jason Keller in 2009. Photo by John Harrelson. Courtesy of NASCAR Media Group.

If Green starts every races this season and the season-opener at Daytona next year, he will tie Kenny Wallace on the all-time starts list in the series at 547 races.

“Records are records, they’re meant to be broken,” Green said about the possibility of reaching Wallace’s mark. “You never really dream about or think about having the most starts.”

The top-five drivers with the most starts in the series are Kenny Wallace (547), Jeff Green (520), Jason Keller (520), Mike Wallace (494) and Morgan Shepherd (446).

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