Ginn Racing signs Martin as mentor

Ginn Racing Contracts with Martin to Mentor Development Drivers MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 9, 2007) -- Ginn Racing has contracted with Mark Martin Performance to oversee the company's driver development program, which includes Ricky Carmichael,...

Ginn Racing Contracts with Martin to Mentor Development Drivers

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 9, 2007) -- Ginn Racing has contracted with Mark Martin Performance to oversee the company's driver development program, which includes Ricky Carmichael, Matt Martin and Matt Bowers. All three are Florida residents -- Carmichael (27, Tallahassee), Martin (15, Daytona Beach) and Bowers (15, Mount Dora).

Martin will work with the development drivers while they compete in the late model and super model divisions at Florida race tracks. Once the drivers graduate from Martin's tutelage, they will join Ginn Racing's North Carolina-based development program that will include the ARCA RE/MAX Series and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

"I don't believe you can ask for anyone better than Mark to oversee the development program and mentor the young drivers," said Jay Frye, Ginn Racing's CEO and general manager. "Having Mark in this capacity will only enhance our development program and the future of Ginn Racing."

Martin, who drives the No. 01 U.S. Army Chevrolet for Ginn Racing, said, "I love to compete and I love to teach. And I have the best of both worlds with Ginn Racing. I look forward to this role and know that it's going to be a lot of fun instructing a group of young drivers who share a passion for racing."

-credit: ginn racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Ricky Carmichael , Matt Martin