MARTIN TO RUN SIX TRUCK RACES FOR WOOD BROTHERS IN 2007 Veteran to run six races in Wood Brothers No. 21 Craftsman Truck Mooresville, N.C. (Feb. 20, 2007) -- Mark Martin has announced that he will run six races in the Wood Brothers No. 21 ...
MARTIN TO RUN SIX TRUCK RACES FOR WOOD BROTHERS IN 2007
Veteran to run six races in Wood Brothers No. 21 Craftsman Truck
Mooresville, N.C. (Feb. 20, 2007) -- Mark Martin has announced that he will run six races in the Wood Brothers No. 21 Craftsman Truck entry, with the first race coming next weekend at California Speedway. Martin will look to defend his truck series win there a year ago, when he led 63 of 106 laps in route to the victory.
Martin, who runs Cup races for Ginn Racing in the No. 01 U.S. Army Chevrolet is also running Busch races for Hendrick Motorsports and Roush Racing in 2007. The veteran, who won six truck races in 2006, will look to add to the rich heritage of the Wood Brothers and the No. 21; a heritage that Martin acknowledges as special to himself.
"It's really an honor to be working with the Wood Brothers and to be driving the No. 21, in any series," said Martin. "I don't think a lot of the younger fans out there really understand what the Wood Brothers and that No. 21 have meant to NASCAR and just how strong of a history that number carries within the garage.
"That's really what makes it so special to me," added Martin. "Growing up and watching NASCAR, I fully understand all of the tradition associated with the No. 21 and I'm very proud to be associated with it, if only in a small way."
In addition to California, Martin will run races at Charlotte (May 19), Dover (June 3), Michigan (June 17), Bristol (Aug. 22) and Atlanta (Oct. 28). In addition to California, Martin will enter the races as the defending winner at Dover and Bristol.
Last season Martin won six of his 14 races in the Craftsman Truck Series, including the first two at Daytona and Fontana. He finished top five in 11 of those 14 starts, and has won seven of his career 17 races in the series.
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