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NASCARFans E-Mail List MARTIN WINS DEVILBISS 400 AT RAINY MICHIGAN BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Mark Martin recovered from near disaster and took the lead with 31 laps remaining Sunday on an overcast afternoon to win the NASCAR Winston Cup ITW DeVilbiss...

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MARTIN WINS DEVILBISS 400 AT RAINY MICHIGAN

BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Mark Martin recovered from near disaster and took the lead with 31 laps remaining Sunday on an overcast afternoon to win the NASCAR Winston Cup ITW DeVilbiss 400 at Michigan Speedway. Forty-three of the 200 laps were raced under a yellow caution flag due to rain. The first yellow came out for lap 106 and lasted until lap 114 and it returned 10 laps later until lap 159. The race was without accidents or major cautions other than the rain.

Martin suffered a flat rear left tire on lap 86 but was able to steer the car into pit row, where his crew removed bits of rubber from the brake pad in between the spring segments before putting on a new tire. It dropped Martin two laps off the lead and he came out of the pits in 34th place.

"Oh man, I wanted to win this thing so bad. But I thought it was going to go up in smoke when that tire let loose", said Martin, who recorded his third win at Michigan and his 21st career victory. He also won this year at Talladega on May 10 and at Sears Point on May 5.

NASCAR ITW DEVILBISS 400

1. Mark Martin (6), Ford Thunderbird, 200 laps, running 2. Jeff Gordon (24), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 200 laps, running 3. Ted Musgrave (16), Ford Thunderbird, 200 laps, running 4. Ernie Irvan (28), Ford Thunderbird, 200 laps, running 5. Dale Jarrett (88), Ford Thunderbird, 200 laps running 6. Bobby Labonte (18), Pontiac Grand Prix, 200 laps, running 7. Bill Elliott (94), Ford Thunderbird, 200 laps, running 8. Jeff Burton (99), Ford Thunderbird, 200 laps, running 9. Dale Earnhardt (3), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 200 laps, running 10. Terry Labonte (5), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 200 laps, running 11. Geoff Bodine (7), Ford Thunderbird, 200 laps, running 12. Ricky Craven (25), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 200 laps, running 13. Rusty Wallace (2), Ford Thunderbird, 200 laps, running 14. Ken Schrader (33), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 200 laps, running 15. Darrell Waltrip (17), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 200 laps, running 16. Derrike Cope (36), Pontiac Grand Prix, 200 laps, running 17. Robby Gordon (40), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 200 laps, running 18. Jeff Green (29), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 199 laps, running 19. Jimmy Spencer (23), Ford Thunderbird, 199 laps, running 20. David Green (96), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 199 laps, running 21. Lake Speed (9), Ford Thunderbird, 199 laps, running 22. Michael Waltrip (21), Ford Thunderbird, 199 laps, running 23. Kyle Petty (44), Pontiac Thunderbird, 199 laps, running 24. Johnny Benson (30), Pontiac Grand Prix, 199laps, running 25. Steve Grissom (41), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 199 laps, running 26. Bobby Hamilton (43), Pontiac Thunderbird, 199 laps, running 27. Joe Nemechek (42), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 199 laps, running 28. Ward Burton (22), Pontiac Thunderbird, 198 laps, running 29. Ricky Rudd (10), Ford Thunderbird, 198 laps, running 30. Mike Skinner (31), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 198 laps, running 31. Brett Bodine (11), Ford Thunderbird, 198 laps, running 32. Kenny Wallace (81), Ford Thunderbird, 198 laps, running 33. Jeremy Mayfield (37), Ford Thunderbird, 198 laps, running 34. Lance Hooper (1), Pontiac Grand Prix, 198 laps, running 35. John Andretti (98), Ford Thunderbird, 198 laps, running 36. Hut Stricklin (8), Ford Thunderbird, 198 laps, running 37. Gary Bradberry (78), Ford Thunderbird, 196 laps, running 38. Rick Mast (75), Ford Thunderbird, 195 laps, running 39. Dick Trickle (90), Ford Thunderbird, 195 laps, running 40. Morgan Shepherd (77), Ford Thunderbird, 167 laps, running 41. Wally Dallenbach (46), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 164 laps, electrical 42. Chad Little (97), Pontiac Grand Prix, 164 laps, running 43. Sterling Marlin (4), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 91 laps, engine

Average Speed: 126.88 miles per hour Time of Race: 3 hour, 09 minutes, 09 seconds Margin of Victory: 2.009 seconds Cautions: 3 for 46 laps Lead Changes: 19 among 8 drivers

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , John Andretti , Brett Bodine , Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , Derrike Cope , Wally Dallenbach , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Bobby Hamilton , Ernie Irvan , Dale Jarrett , Darrell Waltrip , Bobby Labonte , Terry Labonte , Jeremy Mayfield , Dick Trickle , Rusty Wallace , Michael Waltrip , Mike Skinner , Kyle Petty , Ken Schrader , Jimmy Spencer , Joe Nemechek , Kenny Wallace , Jeff Green , Sterling Marlin , Robby Gordon , Hut Stricklin , Johnny Benson , Ted Musgrave , Ricky Craven , Chad Little , David Green , Lance Hooper , Rick Mast , Steve Grissom , Gary Bradberry , Morgan Shepherd , Mark Martin