Daytona July Martin Happy Hour Wreck

Mark Martin, driver of the No. 6 Valvoline/Cummins Taurus, was involved in an accident during Happy Hour. He spoke about what happened. MARK MARTIN -- Eagle One Taurus -- ARE YOU OK? "Yeah, I cut a right-front tire there and I hit...

Mark Martin, driver of the No. 6 Valvoline/Cummins Taurus, was involved in an accident during Happy Hour. He spoke about what happened.

MARK MARTIN -- Eagle One Taurus -- ARE YOU OK? "Yeah, I cut a right-front tire there and I hit the wall about as hard as I've ever tangled with it. I'm a little bit sore, but I'm gonna be OK. We had a fabulous car. This Eagle One car is the best restrictor-plate car I've ever driven. We really had a chance at this race and I'm pretty disappointed that it's torn up but there wasn't anything we could do about it. That's the breaks."

WHAT ARE THE EXTENT OF YOUR INJURIES? "I'm in a lot of pain in a lot of places, but my left knee and my left wrist are real, real, real sore -- just in the joints. I took a heckuva lick and holding onto the steering wheel my left hand shocked my wrist pretty good. I'm OK, but I wouldn't want to run a marathon or anything right now. I'm feeling pretty beat down."

WILL YOU BE READY TO DRIVE TOMORROW? "I know I'll drive tomorrow. I'd be ready to drive tonight. If they were starting in five minutes I'd line up and go."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Mark Martin