The Kid Has Still Got It

Posted by Genna | Posted in , , | Posted on 4/19/2009


After a 97 race winless streak, Mark “The Kid” Martin proves he still has plenty of race left in his treads.2f2d3925f3327f084be7e30433fa8e60-ge

At the tender age of 50. Mark Martin became the second oldest active driver to win at NASCAR’s top series. In nearly two years racing at DEI in the 8 car for a partial season in 2008  and he couldn’t quite get it done though he ran very well and I won’t even bring up the 2007 Daytona 500. It has only taken Mark 8 races under the banner of Hendrick Motorsports to win in that number 5 car. And he did it in style.

Mark led 157 of 312 laps, including the first one in the Subway Fresh Fit 500 on Saturday night. He also became only the third driver in NASCAR history to win from the pole at Phoenix International Raceway. Jeff Gordon did it first in the Spring race in 2007 followed by HMS teammate, Jimmie Johnson in the Fall race of 2008. Add yet another Hendrick driver to the winning from the pole list with Mark Martin.

Mark Martin’s last points win came in 2005 at Kansas. He’s been in the hunt for that elusive win ever since and has come very close several times but always came up short.

Mark- You are a total class act and earned a well deserved win tonight. Congrats from MM Nation!

Comments Posted (1)

Nicely written, Genna!! WTG!

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