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Collectible CTC Pole Night Ticket Celebrates Mark Martin's 13 Victories at Lowe's Motor Speedway CONCORD, N.C. (April 28, 2005) - Celebrating Mark Martin's final start in the Coca-Cola 600 and his amazing 13 victories at Lowe's Motor Speedway,...

Collectible CTC Pole Night Ticket Celebrates Mark Martin's 13 Victories at Lowe's Motor Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. (April 28, 2005) - Celebrating Mark Martin's final start in the Coca-Cola 600 and his amazing 13 victories at Lowe's Motor Speedway, the Batesville, Ark., native is featured on the collectible ticket for CTC Pole Night on Thursday, May 26.

In recognition of the No. 6 that has adorned Martin's race cars for many years, production of the Mark Martin collectible ticket, the 26th in a series of Lowe's Motor Speedway Pole Night ducats, was limited to just 6,000. The ticket, printed in vibrant four-color on quality stock, sells for $15 in advance and will be $20 the day of the event.

Martin has designated this season his "Salute To You" Tour as he concludes one of the most successful careers in NASCAR history. Since making his NEXTEL Cup Series debut in 1981, Martin has won 81 races in NASCAR's top two divisions with 10 of those coming at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

In one of the most spectacular drives ever through lapped traffic, Martin held off teammate Matt Kenseth to win the 2002 Coca-Cola 600. He also has three victories in the UAW-GM Quality 500 along with six NASCAR Busch Series triumphs at the 1.5-mile superspeedway.

In addition, Martin's Lowe's Motor Speedway win total includes the 1998 NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge and he is the only driver to win an International Race of Champions event at the track, claiming victories in 1996 and 1997.

"Lowe's Motor Speedway is a tough race track and the list of drivers who have won here reads like a who's who of our sport," said H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler, president and general manager of Lowe's Motor Speedway. "The fact Mark Martin has been to victory lane 13 times is a testament to his skill and determination. As Mark winds up his career, we are honored to celebrate his accomplishments with this collectible CTC Pole Night ticket."

Time trial runs during CTC Pole Night on Thursday, May 26, will determine the 43-car starting field for the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race on Sunday night, May 29. The Lowe's Motor Speedway debut of the CRASHCars, a revolutionary new entry-level stock car division, and a giant fireworks extravaganza are also on the schedule.

The limited-edition Mark Martin CTC Pole Night ticket, along with tickets for all May events at Lowe's Motor Speedway, can be ordered online at www.lowesmotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Mark Martin