Galaxy Motorsports could make a return to the NASCAR Winston Cup scene in 2002 if reports in the US are to be believed with the No.75 team, last seen with Wally Dallenbach Jr driving in 2000, even taking on a new co-owner in the shape of NFL head coach Dennis Green.

With several established NASCAR Winston Cup teams fighting an exceptionally tough battle to keep their place on the 2002 Winston Cup grid it was somewhat surprising when Galaxy Motorsports boss Darwin Oordt appeared in American newspaper The Tennessean indicating that his apparently extinct squad could be back on the grid at some point after Daytona.

Oordt told The Tennessean "I won't be racing at Daytona next month, but I haven't completely written off the rest of the season."

Oordt bought the No.75 outfit from long-time NWC owner Butch Mock when Mock threw in the towel at the end of the 1999 season and renamed the operation Galaxy Motorsports. But after a lacklustre campaign with Dallenbach Jr in 2000 and the late withdrawal of sponsors Rotozip Oordt was forced to shut the team's doors just days prior to the opening of Speedweeks 2001. Now after some time to reflect and learn, Oordt and long-time friend Dennis Green, could be setting up a joint assault on NASCAR's top formulae.

Green was one of the NFL's longest serving head coaches until leaving the Minnesota Vikings at the end of the regular season following their failure to make the playoffs. A staunch racing fan Green may now follow the footsteps of Superbowl winning coach Joe Gibbs in moving from the gridiron to the starting grid with Oordt.

"Dennis and I became friends when I was in Minnesota," Oordt told The Tennessean. "He's very interested in racing, and we're trying to get things worked out to co-own a team."

Should Oordt and Galaxy make it back onto the Winston Cup grid in any level of competitiveness, several other team owners currently struggling through financial crises may start seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.