Green, a native of the United Kingdom who was raised in Australia, now resides in the Indianapolis area with his wife Carol. He opened his racing career in 1981 with Newman Racing in the Can-Am series. After collecting a total of five wins and six poles during the 1981-82 seasons, Green joined Champ Car team Forsythe Racing for 1983. Over the next 10 years, Green continued honing his managerial skills in the CART series. In 1994, he joined the newly-formed Forsythe-Green Racing as team manager with driver Jacques Villeneuve. In 1995, Forsythe-Green driver Jacques Villeneuve won the CART title and the Indianapolis 500. In 1997, Green was named general manager of Team Green, and in 2001, he was appointed president of the organization. Andretti Green Racing was established in December 2002 following the purchase of Team Green from Barry Green. The company is owned and operated by Michael Andretti, Kim Green and Kevin Savoree.