Michigan: Martin post-race interview

Mark Martin, No. 6 Scotts Ford F-150, finished second and led 33 laps in the Craftsman Truck Series Con-way Freight 200 at Michigan International Speedway. Martin moved to 13th in the standings and now has six top-five finishes this year in the ...

Mark Martin, No. 6 Scotts Ford F-150, finished second and led 33 laps in the Craftsman Truck Series Con-way Freight 200 at Michigan International Speedway. Martin moved to 13th in the standings and now has six top-five finishes this year in the seven races he's run.

MARK MARTIN -6-Scotts Ford F-150 (Finished 2nd)

IT LOOKS LIKE CAUTIONS KIND OF DID YOU IN AND WAS THE STORY OF THE RACE FOR YOU TODAY. "I take nothing away from Johnny Benson and his team, they did an awesome job today, he was really fast, especially on short runs. And the chance we had was a long run and that was where we were strong with our Scotts F-150. And we did it at the end, but golly, you know things have gone our way a lot this year and we had our run at the end."

MARK, THAT WAS A HECK OF A DUAL THERE DOWN IN THE LAST FEW LAPS. "Well I would have liked to make it more exciting, when I was standing up in the seat and straight up as I could. You know congratulations to Johnny [Benson] and his team; they were on it all day, strong. They were really, their strong suit was the shorter run and our strong suit was the longer run, and we didn't get it in the end. We've had a lot of things go our way this year, and things didn't fall you know just right for us, but we fought hard and we made a good race out of it and Johnny certainly earned his win."

EARLIER YOU SEEMED TO BE STRONGER ON THE BOTTOM AND AT THE END YOU WERE ON THE TOP, WAS THAT YOUR CHOICE OR WAS IT JOHNNY? "Johnny was all over and he was pretty much on the bottom, you know I had my chance to make the pass and it was going to be on top, but he wasn't much going to give the inside lane up, so you know I had to try and make the top work, which was my second choice. You know, so it made it a chore and Johnny as strong as he was down low."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Johnny Benson , Mark Martin