BUSCH: Cup driver Martin to run more events

Martin Set To Run Four More Busch Races in 2004 All-time series win leader set to pull double duty in Richmond, Dover, Atlanta and Phoenix CONCORD, N.C. (August 24, 2004) -- Roush Racing has announced that Mark Martin will run four more Busch ...

Martin Set To Run Four More Busch Races in 2004
All-time series win leader set to pull double duty in Richmond, Dover, Atlanta and Phoenix

CONCORD, N.C. (August 24, 2004) -- Roush Racing has announced that Mark Martin will run four more Busch races in 2004. Martin, who made his return to the series last week at Michigan, will run a scheduled Richmond Busch race on Sept. 10 in the Pennzoil No. 9 Ford. In addition, he will now pick up races at Dover and Atlanta in the No. 9 Cottman Transmission Ford and at Phoenix in the Pennzoil car. Jeff Burton was originally slated to run those three races.

"I'm really looking forward to running some more races in the Busch series," said Martin. "We had a great run last week in Michigan and it really felt good to get back out there in the Busch series and compete. I worried that we wouldn't be able to hold up the strong legacy that we set several years ago, but I think were able to maintain that. Hopefully we'll be able to rack up a couple of more wins down the stretch."

Martin picked up in the series right where he left off last week at Michigan, moving all the way from 43rd place for a strong second-place finish in his long awaited return to the series where he compiled a record 45 wins. The finish was Martin's 94th top-five and 127th top-10 finish in 201 Busch Races.

Martin has five wins, 13 top-five and 17 top-10 finishes in 21 Busch starts at Richmond. At Dover, Martin has started 10 Busch races, collecting five top fives and one win. Martin has started nine Busch races Atlanta, with three wins, three top-five and six top-10's. November will mark Martin's first Busch start at Phoenix.

"Those are some of my favorite tracks on the circuit," added Martin. "And it will be great to be able to pull double duty on those weekends. The No. 9 team is a good race team and I think they showed that last week in Michigan. We had a really good car there and we finished second without any testing or a lot of practice. We'll keep building on that and hopefully we'll see some great results in the upcoming races."

Roush Racing is a subsidiary of Livonia, Mich., based Roush Industries that operates nine motorsports teams; five in NASCAR Nextel Cup with drivers Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards; two in the Busch Series with Martin, Kenseth and Biffle, and two in the Craftsman Truck Series with drivers Jon Wood and Edwards. For sponsorship inquiries please contact John Miller at Roush Racing at 704.720.4600.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jeff Burton , Matt Kenseth , Greg Biffle , Kurt Busch , Jon Wood , Carl Edwards , Mark Martin