Dover II: Mark Martin qualifying interview

MARK MARTIN, NO. 8 U.S. ARMY IMPALA SS TALK ABOUT YOUR RUN OUT THERE TODAY AND HOW THAT'S GOING TO HELP YOU IN THE RACE ON SUNDAY: "The track position and pit stall choice will help. It's so competitive today. Sure would have liked that first...

MARK MARTIN, NO. 8 U.S. ARMY IMPALA SS

TALK ABOUT YOUR RUN OUT THERE TODAY AND HOW THAT'S GOING TO HELP YOU IN THE RACE ON SUNDAY:

"The track position and pit stall choice will help. It's so competitive today. Sure would have liked that first pit stall choice. But we'll take second and be happy. It's really a privilege for me to drive for the U.S. Army and Dale Earnhardt Inc. I've had such a good time driving Tony Gibson's car. I believe this has been the most fun I've ever had. It was certainly a great day today. We're on a mission to get a win with the No. 8 car and this would sure be a great place to do it."

JEFF GORDON IS THE ONLY GUY WHO BEAT YOU TODAY. HAS HE CHANGED? IS HE A DIFFERENT DRIVER TODAY THAN HE WAS FIVE YEARS AGO?

"Well, honestly, yes. All of us who have been doing it for the last five years are a little bit different drivers than we were five years ago. Jeff has run really well this year. It's been a competitive year. Anybody who wants to count him out; all they have to do it just hit the set-up on the race car. Something that he really likes. And that can come any day on any race track. Once that starts, that will translate to other race tracks. No one needs to count him out. Some people weren't around when he came into this thing. He was the most incredibly talented driver that a lot of us had seen. And he still is that same guy and same incredibly talented race car driver and has potential to get on a roll and be a Chase contender for sure, here."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Mark Martin