He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. [10] In a June 2007 interview, Green said that gaming magazines were in a "period of transition", as the increasing prevalence of the Internet meant that print was no longer the primary source of information for enthusiasts. In 2009, Green continued his part-time schedule in the Nationwide Series, running for Day Racing, MSRP Motorsports, MacDonald Motorsports and Key. At the same time, he wrote that this would not be a return to the games journalism field for him: "Let's not kid ourselves. ), 1982  J. Ingram Specifically, Green would be working in the Sims department of EA, under the direction of designer Rod Humble. Green finished 124 points behind Harvick and earned his second runner-up finish in three seasons. In the book, a videogame development company is working on the third installment of the Xanthor series of games – the first two being the Blade of Xanthor, and the Sword of Xanthor. "[5] CGW Radio was renamed to GFW Radio with the rebranding of Computer Gaming World as Games for Windows: The Official Magazine. Green also drove at Talladega finishing 16th and at Nashville finishing 24th for Key Motorsports. 1993  S. Grissom Jeffrey Lynn Green (born September 6, 1962) is an American professional stock car racing driver. After driving the Dodge again in the EA Sports 500 the next week, he became the driver for the rest of the season on a race-to-race basis. 44 in four races. 66 Best Buy-sponsored Chevrolet, which had been changed from No. 1997  R. LaJoie Green kept his job at Ziff Davis after the closing of GFW for several months, before announcing his departure from the company. [4] Green substituted a race for Derrike Cope, and later signed a contract to drive the No. [5], Green announced in September 2008 that he would be leaving Ziff Davis and 1UP.com to pursue a career in game development at Electronic Arts. [9] Green considers the late nineties to be the "peak years" of Computer Gaming World. "The podcast started out as something alien and unwanted to us, but then quickly morphed into something we loved, as we realized the opportunities it gave us to entertain folks and connect with our audience in an entirely different, and much more immediate way. He eventually caught up to Harvick and, with a win in the Carquest Auto Parts 300, Green took a 14-point lead over Harvick fourteen races into the season. As the 2010 NASCAR season began Green had a ride in the Nationwide Series for the Camping World 300 at Daytona for Wayne Day's 05 car. After a relatively quiet 2004, Green took part in a much-publicized feud with Michael Waltrip during the early 2005 season, especially during races at Martinsville and Darlington, where Green and Waltrip wrecked each other on several occasions. ), * Season still in progress. The Web job itself—my regular job—in the post-magazine world turned out to be something of a mixed bag for me. Jeff stated in a recent interview that he is not currently working on finishing it. "[18] In November 2008, Green said he was helping to research future games in the SimAnimals line. 1 Ineligible for series points, (key) (Bold – Pole position. [15], Green completed his full 2018 season for all 33 races with one team and different numbers mostly with 93. Green's 1990 Nashville Speedway USA championship led to his first foray in NASCAR. After an incident with teammate Harvick at Richmond, Richard Childress Racing fired Green on May 5. [20], (key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. 2019  T. Reddick, Jeff joins brother David as Busch Series champions, Andretti to replace Green in No. 32 Kleenex-sponsored Chevy for Progressive Motorsports. Green started and parked for TriStar Motorsports in 2011. [31] Green is also a regular on Out of the Game, a podcast featuring current and former game journalists, including Green, Shawn Elliott, Robert Ashley, N'Gai Croal, and Luke Smith.[32]. In 22 races, he won 15 times and had only one finish below third. Jeffrey Lynn Green (born September 6, 1962)[1] is an American professional stock car racing driver. [13] In the Daytona 500, Green crashed midway through the race when Dale Jarrett clipped the right-rear of his car; Green would call this "stupid" and a "rookie" move. Green has stated in podcasts that his inspiration for the book derived from his two years working for Electronic Arts where he saw, first-hand, how games are developed. Green would start 23rd and finish 22nd in the event, exceeding the team's goal of simply qualifying for the race.[3]. We were four guys absorbed into the greater good of the website...What became increasingly clear to me over the last few months...is that the concerns of a website, the concerns of this website, are not really my concerns at this point in my life. Green attempted one Sprint Cup Series race in 2012, but failed to qualify at Kansas Speedway driving for Joe Falk's No. The details of the hows and whys and wherefores are mostly better left unsaid, for all sorts of reasons. "[5], In August 2006, Ziff Davis announced that they would be partnering with Microsoft to rebrand Computer Gaming World as Games for Windows: The Official Magazine. Green's 29th-place finish allowed Petty Enterprises to announce on November 11, 2005 that Bobby Labonte would replace him following the season's end.[11]. 31 Key Motorsports Chevy with a best finish of 28th, and ran eight races with their No. 2008  C. Bowyer The book is based on a column he once wrote which was a parody of videogame previews. Green joined Rick Ware Racing to race the season opener at Daytona, where he didn't start and park as he usually does, however engine problems caused him to finish 36th. However he parted in ways with the team in the middle of the season (but returned with them at Daytona in July). Green had four Top 15 finishes in 2004 (including a seventh-place finish in the Subway 500) and he would fail to finish in 11 races, the most DNF's in one season of his career; five were caused by engine failures while the other six were caused by crashes. [17] Green began contributing to an unannounced project, but within a month was transferred to another project. So I'm out. He finished in second place, 280 points behind Dale Earnhardt Jr., in 1999 driving the No.