BUSCH: Mark Martin to race at Daytona

Mark Martin to make return to Busch Series in Hershey's Kisses 300 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Nov. 3, 2003) -- Mark Martin is back in the NASCAR Busch Series. After leaving the Busch Series in 2000 as the all-time winning driver with 45 victories, ...

Mark Martin to make return to Busch Series in Hershey's Kisses 300

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Nov. 3, 2003) -- Mark Martin is back in the NASCAR Busch Series. After leaving the Busch Series in 2000 as the all-time winning driver with 45 victories, Martin will return in 2004 and compete in three races including the season-opening Hershey's Kisses 300 on Saturday, Feb. 14 at historic Daytona International Speedway. Martin's three races are part of a nine-race schedule that he'll share with his Winston Cup Roush Racing teammates Jeff Burton and Matt Kenseth. Team owner Jack Roush hasn't determined Martin's other two races.

"I've been wanting to get back out in the Busch car for a while," Martin said. "I'm excited about it, but I know we've got a lot of work in front of us. I've had some really great success in the Busch Series, and it has meant an awful lot to my career." The Daytona Beach, Fla., resident has never won a Busch Series race at the "World Center of Racing," which is something he's hoping to change. "I never did manage to get a Busch Series win at Daytona, so we're going to be focused on that pretty hard," Martin said. "The good thing is we have time to get ready. Instead of trying to put this thing together in January, we know about it now."

Other driver's from NASCAR's premier series that are expected to join Martin in the Hershey's Kisses 300 include defending race champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. and 2003 Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip. Tickets for the Feb. 14 Hershey's Kisses 300 are available online at http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Burton , Matt Kenseth , Jack Roush , Mark Martin