Las Vegas: Mark Martin race report

Martin Caps Off Strong Weekend with Top-10 Run inLas Vegas Cup Race LAS VEGAShMarch 2, 2008) -- Driving the No. 8 U.S. Army Chevrolet, Mark Martin posted his ninth top-10 finish in 11 career Sprint Cup startsat Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Martin Caps Off Strong Weekend with Top-10 Run inLas Vegas Cup Race

LAS VEGAShMarch 2, 2008) -- Driving the No. 8 U.S. Army Chevrolet, Mark Martin posted his ninth top-10 finish in 11 career Sprint Cup startsat Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sunday'sq0th-place result cappedoff a stellar weekend that saw Martinpost his career-best qualifying effort of third in the Car of Tomorrow and collect his 48th career Nationwide Seriesvictory on Saturday.

"Today was a very solid outing by ourNo. 8 U.S Army Team," said Martin. "We laid down a great qualifying lap on Friday and backed it up with a strong run in our Soldiers' car. We made a great deal of improvement over last week and we'll keep building on this and see what we have for them next week in Atlanta."

Martin's third-place qualifying effortwas also his best in over a year, andthe 10th-place finish was the best in three starts this season for the No. 8 Dale Earnhardt Inc. team.

"We just have to keep getting better each week," added crew chief Tony Gibson. "Mark did a great job out there and once again this U.S. Army Team was solid on pit road. They battle like our soldiers with plenty of pride and spirit."

Martin, who led the first lap,virtually ran the entire race inside the top 10.His overall Cup record in 11 starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway now stands atone win, five top fives and nine top 10s.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Mark Martin