BUSCH: Richmond II: Mark Martin preview

Martin To Pull Double Duty at Richmond Mark Martin will look to start his second Busch series race of the season this weekend at Richmond. Martin made his much awaited return to the series three weeks ago at Michigan, running to a second-place...

Martin To Pull Double Duty at Richmond

Mark Martin will look to start his second Busch series race of the season this weekend at Richmond. Martin made his much awaited return to the series three weeks ago at Michigan, running to a second-place finish despite starting 43rd. The team tested the car at Richmond last week, and had pleasing results.

Martin will also make Busch series starts later this year in Dover, Atlanta and Phoenix.

THE CAR - The team will run RK-17 this weekend at Richmond. RK-17 is a brand new car that will be making its first start. The team tested the car last week at Richmond.

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 201 Busch races, collecting 127 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 sixty-four percent of the time. Martin has led 7,736 laps in the series.

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.

QUOTING MARK ON RUNNING THE BUSCH RACE AT RICHMOND

"I'm looking forward to getting back out there in the Busch race. We had a blast at Michigan a couple of weeks ago. Tony (Liberati) and the guys on the Pennzoil Team have done a good job getting the cars ready and I'm looking to go out there and have some more fun, lead some laps and hopefully put this Pennzoil No. 9 car in victory lane."

PENNZOIL AND ROUSH

Pennzoil first sponsored Jack Roush in the 1960's, when the former Ford Motor Company engineer was a driver himself. This season Pennzoil is proud to once again team up with Jack Roush as sponsor of all five 2004 Roush Racing Nextel Cup teams as well as a NASCAR Busch Series "Pennzoil Super Team."

MARK MARTIN FAST FACTS
*Martin has five wins, 13 top-five and 17 top-10's in 21 races at Richmond.
*Martin has won 24 percent of the Busch races he's entered at Richmond and finished inside the top-10 81 percent of the time.
*Martin will be going for his Busch Series record extending 46th win in the series this weekend at Richmond.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jack Roush , Mark Martin