MARK MARTIN TO COMPETE IN FINAL BUSCH SERIES RACE WITH ROUSH FENWAY RACING CONCORD, N.C. (April 11, 2007) - For the final time in 2007, Mark Martin will compete for Roush Fenway Racing in the Busch Series this Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.
MARK MARTIN TO COMPETE IN FINAL BUSCH SERIES RACE WITH ROUSH FENWAY RACING
CONCORD, N.C. (April 11, 2007) - For the final time in 2007, Mark Martin will compete for Roush Fenway Racing in the Busch Series this Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. Mark Martin parted ways with driving a full-time schedule for Roush Fenway Racing, but signed on for two Busch Series events in 2007. The first of which was Daytona in February where he was paired up with crew chief Chad Norris and the No. 06 Dish Network team. Martin had a successful first outing in the No. 06 Dish Network Ford Fusion earning a fifth place finish.
This weekend the No. 06 Dish Network team will have the veteran behind the wheel for the final time in 2007. Texas is a track that Martin excels at and he is looking forward to getting back into a Busch car.
"Texas has always been a really good track for us and we've won two or three races there in the Busch Series," said Mark Martin. "In fact we won the first one there back in 1997 and we are looking forward to going back there this weekend and seeing what we have. Chad Norris and the guys at Roush Fenway Racing gave me a good car at Daytona, so hopefully we can pick up where we left off and contend for the win in the No. 06 Dish Network car."
Crew chief Norris and the entire No. 06 team have had a few weekends off and are ready to get back to the track with Martin.
"The whole team is really looking forward to having Mark back in the Dish Network Ford," said Norris. "We are bringing what we feel like is a winning car. It is the same car Jamie (McMurray) raced to a top-15 finish in Atlanta last month. We've been preparing for this race the past few weeks, all of the guys have been putting a ton of effort into trying to make Mark's last start at Roush Fenway Racing a memorable one. With Mark's record at Texas we feel like we have a really good shot to bring a trophy back home with us."