Davis & Weight Motorsports informed Kentucky Speedway today that Owensboro, Ky., native Mark Green will enter to run the inaugural "Outback Steakhouse 300" NASCAR Busch Series race at Kentucky Speedway on June 16. The event features a $1.15 million purse, believed to be among the top three on the circuit this season.

Green will return to action in the NASCAR Busch Series in the No. 55 Davis & Weight Motorsports Ford. The team is currently in the process of preparing cars for their move to the Winston Cup Series later this year. The team is currently seeking sponsorship for both the NASCAR Busch and Winston Cup series.

"It will be really nice to go back home. We have been working really hard to prepare for our Winston Cup debut at Indianapolis, but we really wanted to run this Kentucky race," Green said. "The guys in the shop are really itching to go racing, so maybe running at Kentucky will give us our fix before we go to Indy in August. I am really happy that I will be able to run in the opening Busch race at Kentucky Speedway in a couple of weeks."

Green, 42, has made 133 NASCAR Busch Series starts since 1995 and has posted one top-five and 12 top-10 finishes. His brothers Jeff and David are the only brother combination in history to hold NASCAR Busch Series points titles. Jeff Green, 39, is the current defending champion and David Green, 43, won the title in 1994.

Tickets for "The Outback Steakhouse 300" are still available.