Roush Racing Announces Extended Alliance

ROUSH RACING ANNOUNCES EXTENDED ALLIANCE WITH MARTIN, BURTON HUNTERSVILLE, NC --- Roush Racing formally announced today that two of its drivers, NASCAR Winston Cup stars Mark Martin and Jeff Burton, will continue to compete for Roush ...

ROUSH RACING ANNOUNCES EXTENDED ALLIANCE WITH MARTIN, BURTON

HUNTERSVILLE, NC --- Roush Racing formally announced today that two of its drivers, NASCAR Winston Cup stars Mark Martin and Jeff Burton, will continue to compete for Roush Racing through 2005. Roush Racing will also remain as the exclusive licensing agent and attorney in fact for Martin and Burton with regard to all transactions with licensees and sponsors. "Our competitive success in all NASCAR series is attributable to the efforts of many people, and particularly because of Mark and Jeff's commitment to not only better their own race teams, but to assist and nurture all of the racing programs throughout our organization," said owner Jack Roush. "Their commitment allows Roush Racing to continue in a position of prominence in motorsports for many years to come." "I love my job," said Burton. "I mean that. So for me, there's nothing wrong with signing a long-term deal with people who want nothing more than to work on racecars and to fix racecars to make them better. So why would I go anywhere else? I hope this shows my team that I'm committed to them and to our future together." Burton is currently fourth in the Winston Cup standings with four wins. Martin, second in the overall standings, agreed. "I've spent the last 12 years with Jack, and he's always made it possible for me to race with the best people in the best cars. I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather be." Said Roush Racing President Geoff Smith, "The Roush Racing franchises with Jeff Burton and Mark Martin are the very best in the sport. We expect that the permanence and the quality of our relationship will provide a business platform that will allow us be a part of the best business opportunities in all of sports." Roush Racing currently fields seven full and three limited-schedule teams in NASCAR competition. Martin and Burton join Winston Cup regulars Chad Little, Kevin Lepage and Johnny Benson in the premier series, and also compete in 14 Busch Grand National Series races. Series points leader Greg Biffle and teammate Mike Bliss participate in Craftsman Truck competition, while Matt Kenseth will drive in five Winston Cup events in 1999 before moving to the series full time in 2000.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton , Matt Kenseth , Greg Biffle , Kevin Lepage , Johnny Benson , Chad Little , Mike Bliss , Jack Roush , Mark Martin