BUSCH: Richmond: Mark Martin preview

MARTIN LOOKS TO GO THREE-FOR-FOUR AT RICHMOND Mark Martin and the Pennzoil Platinum No. 9 Racing Team will be looking for their third win in four starts in the Busch Series in 2005 when they take the green flag this Friday night in the Funai...

MARTIN LOOKS TO GO THREE-FOR-FOUR AT RICHMOND

Mark Martin and the Pennzoil Platinum No. 9 Racing Team will be looking for their third win in four starts in the Busch Series in 2005 when they take the green flag this Friday night in the Funai 250 at Richmond International Raceway.

IN THE BUSCH SERIES

Martin made a name for himself in the Busch Series, taking a series record 45 checkered-flags from 1987 until he 'retired' from the series in 2000. Martin has posted an additional two wins this year, boosting his record total to 47. All in all Martin has run 207 Busch races, collecting 132 top 10's and 96 top-fives. Martin has won 22 percent of all the Busch races he's entered and finished inside the top 10 sixty-four percent of the time. Martin has led 5,185 laps in the series.

AT RICHMOND

This will be Martin's 23rd start in the Busch Series at Richmond, where he boasts five wins, 13 top-five and 17 top-10 finishes. Martin has won 22 percent of his Busch races at Richmond, while finishing inside the top 10 seventy-seventy percent of the time.

RECORD 47 CAREER VICTORIES

Martin will be going for his record-extending 48th win in the Busch Series. Martin's first win in the Busch Series came on May 30, 1987 at Dover. His last win in a Busch car came in March at Las Vegas. It was Martin's second Busch win of the season. Despite running a limited schedule of 15 races or less, Martin won at least two Busch races each year from 1993-2000, including six-win seasons in '92, '96, '97 and '99.

PENNZOIL AND ROUSH

Pennzoil first sponsored Jack Roush in the 1960's, when the former Ford Motor Company engineer was a driver himself. This season Pennzoil is proud to once again team up with Jack Roush as sponsor of all five 2005 Roush Racing Nextel Cup teams as well as the NASCAR Busch Series Pennzoil No. 9 Team. Martin will run seven races this season in the No. 9 Pennzoil Platinum Ultimate Protection Ford, with Matt Kenseth running two (Charlotte 2, Texas 2).

QUOTING MARK ON THE BUSCH RACE AT RICHMOND

"Richmond is a great track and we are excited about taking the No. 9 Pennzoil Ford back out on the track. We've had a lot of success over the years in the Busch Series at Richmond and hopefully we can pick up our third Busch win this season on Friday night. I know Pat (Tryson) and the team has been working really hard and we had a test up there a couple of weeks ago, so we'll be looking to come out of the gate strong and go for win number three."

Mark Martin Fast Facts -- RICHMOND BUSCH RACE

* Martin has five Busch wins at Richmond.

* Martin has finished inside the top 10 in 77 percent of his 22 Busch races at Richmond.

* Martin has 13 top five and 17 top 10 finishes in 22 Busch starts at Richmond.

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