BUSCH: Texas: Mark Martin preview

MARTIN LOOKS TO GO THREE-FOR-THREE AT TEXAS Martin will be looking for his third win in three Busch races this season in the O'Reilly 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, and there could not be a better track for it. Martin has three wins in only four...

MARTIN LOOKS TO GO THREE-FOR-THREE AT TEXAS

Martin will be looking for his third win in three Busch races this season in the O'Reilly 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, and there could not be a better track for it. Martin has three wins in only four Busch races there. He won his last two Busch races at Texas in '99 and 2000 and he'll be looking for his record extending 48th series win.

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 and 96 top-five's. 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.

MARTIN KEEPS ADDING TO TOTAL

Martin won his record extending 47th Busch Series race at Las Vegas in March. It marked the second time in as many runs that Martin has driven his Pennzoil Platinium Ford to victory lane. Martin dominated in his first win at Fontana as well.

AT TEXAS

This will be Martin's fifth career Busch race at Texas. Martin has three wins in his previous four Busch races there, including a win in the inaugural Texas Busch race in 1997.

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 four weeks ago 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 TEXAS

"Texas is a great race track. We've run really well there over the years and especially in the Busch races. We'd like nothing else than to go in there and put the Pennzoil Platinium Ford back into victory lane for the third time in a row. Pat and the guys have done an outstanding job with the Busch program this year and we are looking forward to putting that No. 9 back out on the track."

Mark Martin Fast Facts -- TEXAS BUSCH RACE

* Martin has won three of the four Busch races he's ran at Texas.

* Martin has won his last two Busch races at Texas.

* Martin won the inaugural Busch race at Texas in 1997.

* Martin wil be looking for his third win in three starts in the Busch Series this season.

* Martin will be going for a record-extending 48th Busch win at Texas.

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