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Martin Hopes To Repeat Last Year's Performance Martin And Harvick Set For California Truck Race DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2007) -- Mark Martin (No. 21 Ford) won't have to wait long for another chance to beat Kevin Harvick (No. 2 Camping ...

Martin Hopes To Repeat Last Year's Performance

Martin And Harvick Set For California Truck Race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2007) -- Mark Martin (No. 21 Ford) won't have to wait long for another chance to beat Kevin Harvick (No. 2 Camping World Chevrolet).

The two drivers will be among the favorites for Friday night's San Bernardino County 200 at California Speedway. Martin dominated last year's race, leading 63 of the 106 laps, en route to capturing the checkered flag. The win was the second consecutive for Martin -- he went on to finish the season with six victories.

Enter Harvick, who edged Martin by .02 second to win the closest Daytona 500 since the advent of electronic scoring. Harvick co-owns Kevin Harvick Inc. with his wife, DeLana, and fields two trucks -- the No. 2 Chevrolet, which was driven by Cale Gale at Daytona and the No. 33 AES Chevrolet driven by Ron Hornaday Jr.

This will be Harvick's first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start since Richmond in 2005.

"It will be really fun to race the truck on the big track," Harvick said. "I haven't been there since 1999, so I'm really looking forward to it."

Harvick has two career wins in 86 starts compared with Martin's seven wins in 17 starts.

"The race the other day was a lot of fun," Harvick said about the Daytona 500. "It would be great if Mark and I could put on another good show like that."

-credit: nascar

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Cale Gale , Mark Martin