Talladega II: Nemechek comments on Martin

Quotes by Joe Nemechek following today's announcement about Mark Martin joining MB2 Motorsports in 2007. Your reaction about Mark Martin joining MB2? "I think it's big news, it's pretty special for myself and for the whole MB2 team owned by ...

Quotes by Joe Nemechek following today's announcement about Mark Martin joining MB2 Motorsports in 2007.

Your reaction about Mark Martin joining MB2?

"I think it's big news, it's pretty special for myself and for the whole MB2 team owned by Bobby Ginn. Mark Martin and I have been friends and fierce competitors for a lot of years. Then all of a sudden he's going to be in our stable helping me, Sterling and everybody else involved in our program. I was shocked when I first heard about it. Mark and I talk all the time. He's a tough competitor. People ask me who do you enjoy racing with on the racetrack the answer is always Mark Martin. It's a big day.

Your reaction about switching from the 01 Army car to the new team?

"Even before any of this started with Mark this was the plan. We've been talking about this for the past couple of months. MB2 along with Bobby Ginn at the helm need to grow our organization. It's kind of sad not actually driving the Army car, but the association will still be there and I am going to continue to do a lot of stuff for the Army and I enjoy it. But moving over to the No. 13 -- the new (MB2) team -- it's a challenge for myself, but in the end it's going to be a lot better for the whole company.

-credit: mb2m

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Joe Nemechek , Mark Martin