Red Horse Racing announced today that 1994 NASCAR Busch Series Champion David Green will finish out the year driving the No. 1 RFMS/Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Green's first race with Red Horse Racing will be this Saturday's Built Ford Tough 225 presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers at Kentucky Speedway.
"avid Green will be driving the No. 1 RFMS/Red Horse Racing Toyota for the rest of the year," aid General Manager and Team Owner, Tom DeLoach. "David coached (former driver) Aaron Fike earlier this year, so the team knows him pretty well and it will be an easy transition."
Red Horse Racing's decision to bring in a new driver came after Fike's arrest on felony drug possession charges on Saturday. DeLoach said of that arrest, "Aaron has some things to take care of in his life, but Red Horse Racing must continue forward. Having a veteran in our truck will serve us well at this time. David has the maturity and experience that we need right now."
Green, a native of Owensboro, Kentucky, has raced in all three of NASCAR's top divisions. The 1994 NASCAR Busch Series Champion has amassed 386 starts, nine wins, 72 top-five, and 144 top-10 finishes in that Series. He has also accumulated 78 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series starts, and has raced in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series four times.
"I'm really excited to return to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series," he said. "I last raced in the Craftsman Truck Series in 1997, and am happy to be returning to the Series driving for a great team like Red Horse Racing. I know that they have good equipment, a great leader in Jamie Jones, a hard-working crew, and one of the best pit crews on pit road."