BUSCH: Atlanta: Mark Martin preview

Martin Looks For Record Four-Six at Atlanta Mark Martin start his fourth Busch race of 2004 this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where he has three wins and six top-10's in only nine Busch starts. Martin finished eight at Dover in his last ...

Martin Looks For Record Four-Six at Atlanta

Mark Martin start his fourth Busch race of 2004 this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where he has three wins and six top-10's in only nine Busch starts. Martin finished eight at Dover in his last Busch race and second earlier this year at Michigan. The team will use chassis RK-15, the same car Martin ran at both Michigan and Dover.

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 203 Busch races, collecting 128 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 65 percent of the time. Martin has led 7,736 laps in the series.

MARTIN AT ATLANTA IN THE BUSCH CAR

This will be Martin's 10th Busch race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where he has won three times while collecting six top-10 finishes and two poles. In fact, Martin won his last Busch race at Altanta on March 11, 2000.

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.

Chassis Number: (RK-15) - The team will run RK-15 this weekend at Dover. RK-15 is the same car that Martin and the No. 9 Team finished second with a Michigan and eighth at Dover.

QUOTING MARK ON RUNNING THE BUSCH RACE AT ATLANTA

"We are going to have a busy weekend this weekend that's for sure, but we'll get to do a lot of racing and I'm excited about that. We are running the No. 9 Cottman car again this weekend in the Busch race and hopefully we can take it to victory lane. It's the same car that we finished second with at Michigan and we had a strong run at Dover as well, so hopefully we'll be able to get a little better and see if we can't win the thing. I can't remember the last time I ran three races in one weekend and I'm excited about the chance to win all three. "

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Mark Martin