BUSCH: Richmond II: Mark Martin preview

MARTIN LOOKS FOR THIRD BUSCH WIN OF SEASON AT RICHMOND Mark Martin and the Red Apple No. 9 Racing Team will be looking for their third Busch Series win in 2005 when they take the green flag this Friday night in the Richmond International...

MARTIN LOOKS FOR THIRD BUSCH WIN OF SEASON AT RICHMOND

Mark Martin and the Red Apple No. 9 Racing Team will be looking for their third Busch Series win in 2005 when they take the green flag this Friday night in the Richmond International Raceway, where Martin finished second in the Busch race in the spring.

THE CAR

The team will run RK-292 at Richmond. RK-292 is the only car the team has run this year, collecting wins at Fontana and Las Vegas.

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 210 Busch races, collecting 134 top 10's and 97 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 24th start in the Busch Series at Richmond, where he boasts five wins, 13 top-five and 18 top-10 finishes. Martin has won 22 percent of his Busch races at Richmond, while finishing inside the top 10 77 percent of the time. Martin finished seventh earlier this year in the Busch race at Richmond.

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.

BUSCH IN 2005

This will be the sixth of eight scheduled Busch starts for Martin in 2005. In addition to Richmond this weekend, Martin will make starts atKansas City in October and Homestead in November.

QUOTING MARK ON THE BUSCH RACE AT RICHMOND

"Richmond usually makes for some really good racing and we've had some good races there in the Busch Series over the years. We've had a lot of wins there in the Busch car and we'd love to notch another one this season. We weren't quite good enough in the Busch car to win there in the spring, so we'll have our work cut out for us if we are to win our third Busch race this season."

Mark Martin Fast Facts -- RICHMOND BUSCH RACE

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
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