NASCAR & Auto Racing

Haas CNC team looking at options, which may or may not include driver Jeff Green

Haas CNC Racing could be the next Nextel Cup Series team looking to make a driver change for the 2008 season.

Haas has yet to exercise the one-year option on the contract for Jeff Green, who drives the organization's No. 66 Chevrolet, and the team has been exploring other driver possibilities, multiple sources confirmed on Wednesday.

One possible target is Scott Riggs, who has yet to solidify his future with Gillett Evernham Motorsports for next season. Riggs could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.

Green, the 2000 Busch Series champion, is 29th in Cup points with just three top-10 finishes this season. He has not finished in the top five of a race since the 2002 season.

Reached by phone, Joe Custer, general manager for Haas CNC Racing, said no decisions have been made regarding Green's future with the team.

"I'm not going to say we haven't been looking around because we have. Everybody does," Custer said. "You need to make the best possible decisions for your team and your sponsors."

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