BUSCH: Mark Martin preview

Martin To Pull The Dover Double Mark Martin start his third Busch race of 2004 this weekend at Dover International Speedway, where he has one win and five top-five finishes in 10 starts in the Busch Series. Martin finished second last month at...

Martin To Pull The Dover Double

Mark Martin start his third Busch race of 2004 this weekend at Dover International Speedway, where he has one win and five top-five finishes in 10 starts in the Busch Series. Martin finished second last month at Michigan in his return to the Busch Series. He finished 11th at Richmond in his only other Busch race of the season. Martin will also make Busch Series starts later this year in Atlanta and Phoenix.

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. All in all Martin has run 202 Busch races, collecting 127 top-10 and 94 top-five finishes. Martin has won 23 percent of all the Busch races he's entered and finished inside the top 10 64 percent of the time. Martin has led 7,736 laps in the series.

MARTIN AT DOVER IN THE BUSCH CAR

This will be Martin's 11th race at Dover in the Busch series and the first since he finished second there in June of 2000. Martin won at Dover in his first career Busch race on May 30, 1987. Ironically Martin has finished either top five or outside the top 30 in nine of his 10 races at Dover.

RECORD 45 CAREER VICTORIES

Martin will be going for his record-extending 46th 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 was on Sept. 2, 2000 at Darlington. 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.

QUOTING MARK ON RUNNING THE BUSCH RACE AT DOVER

"We are looking forward to running the No. 9 Cottman car this weekend in Dover. Dover is one of my favorite tracks and it's always fun to get out on that race track and compete. We won the Cup race there in the spring and hopefully we can put the Cottman No. 9 car into victory lane on Saturday and the Viagra car there on Sunday."

Mark Martin Fast Facts - Dover - Busch Series


* Martin has five top-five finishes in 10 races at Dover.
* Martin has won once in the Busch Series at Dover, in his first attempt there in May of 1987.
* Martin's win at Dover in '87 was his first win in the Busch Series.
* Martin will be going for his Busch Series record extending 46th win in the series this weekend at Dover.

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Mark Martin