MARTIN TO RUN SPECIAL RETRO '93 PAINT SCHEME IN 16TH CONSECUTIVE ALL-STAR The No. 6 Viagra* Ford will feature the second of four 'Salute To You' retro paint schemes CONCORD, N.C. (March 23, 2005) -- Mark Martin and the Viagra* (sildenafil ...
MARTIN TO RUN SPECIAL RETRO '93 PAINT SCHEME IN 16TH CONSECUTIVE ALL-STAR
The No. 6 Viagra* Ford will feature the second of four 'Salute To You' retro paint schemes
CONCORD, N.C. (March 23, 2005) -- Mark Martin and the Viagra* (sildenafil citrate) Racing Team will take another stroll down memory lane during this weekend's Nextel All-Star Challenge, with Martin's No. 6 Viagra* Ford featuring a special Retro '93 paint scheme for Saturday night's Nextel All-Star event. The retro scheme is the second of four the team will run during this year's "Salute To You" Tour. The team ran a Retro '89 scheme earlier this year at Texas.
"That was a really special time," said Martin referring to the era from 1992-95 when the paint scheme initially ran. "That's when we really capitalized on all of the building that we had done from 1988-92. Those were just some really good times. We had some great wins and special moments.
"I have great memories of the people that we had a chance to work with during that time period and I'll always look back fondly on those times."
Martin finished inside the top-six in the points in all four years that the scheme ran, including a second place run in 1994. He collected 50 top-five and 78 top-10 finishes during that four year period and garnered 11 poles and 13 wins.
"I think these paint schemes are really cool," added Martin. "It's important to me and it's an important part of our history. I think that each time we run these paint schemes it's a "Salute" to the guys that worked on these cars and to all of their families who had to give so much. It's also a "Salute" to the fans who have been with us for all of these years and everyone who has help support this thing and made it the success it is today."
The team will run two more retro paint schemes this season with the next coming with the Retro '91 scheme that will run in August at the Brickyard 400. The final scheme, a Retro '81 scheme similar to the one Martin ran during his first Cup event in 1981, will run during the final race of the "Salute Tour" in November at Homestead.
RETRO '93 STATS
Seasons -- 1992-95
Highlights -- Ran for four seasons--Finished top-six in the points all four year including three top-five finishes and a second place in 1994...Garnered 50 top-five and 78 top-10 finishes--Had 11 poles and won 13 times--Won at Martinsville (5/26/92), Charlotte (10/11/92), Watkins Glen (8/8/93), Michigan (8/15/93), Bristol (8/28/93), Darlington (11/5/93), Phoenix (10/31/93), Watkins Glen (8/14/94), Atlanta (11/13/94), Talladega (5/30/95), Watkins Glen (8/13/95), North Wilkesboro (10/1/95) and Charlotte (10/8/95).
Roush Racing is a subsidiary of Livonia, Mich., based Roush Industries that operates ten motorsports teams; five in NASCAR Nextel Cup with drivers Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards; three in the Busch Series with Martin, Kenseth and Edwards, and two in the Craftsman Truck Series with drivers Ricky Craven and Todd Kluever.