BUSCH: Texas: Mark Martin preview

MARTIN LOOKS FOR THREE IN A ROW THIS WEEKEND AT TEXAS All-time series win leader will look to make it three-for-three with a Busch win at Texas, where he is three-for-for on his career CONCORD, N.C. (April 13, 2005) -- Roush Racing's Mark Martin...

MARTIN LOOKS FOR THREE IN A ROW THIS WEEKEND AT TEXAS
All-time series win leader will look to make it three-for-three with a Busch win at Texas, where he is three-for-for on his career

CONCORD, N.C. (April 13, 2005) -- Roush Racing's Mark Martin will look to keep his 2005 Busch record perfect this week when he starts his third Busch Series race of the season at Texas Motor Speedway this Saturday in the O'Reilly' 300. So far Martin is a perfect two-for-two in Busch races during his 'Salute Tour,'with wins in both of his previous starts at Fontana and Las Vegas. In addition Martin will look to extend his series record 47 wins at a track where he has won his last two Busch races and boasts victories in three of his four Busch attempts there.

"We are excited about Texas," said Martin, who will race the same car this weekend that posted both his wins this season. "We've won both races this season in the Pennzoil Platinum Ford and we hope to keep that going. Texas is a great track for us and we've been pretty successful there over the years in both the Cup and the Busch car and we are hoping that we can maintain that as well.

"Pat Tryson and the guys on this team have done an outstanding job this year with the cars," added Martin. "And it has just been a solid program. We have Pennzoil on board as the sponsor and they have been great this year and we are hoping that we can just go out there and get another 'W' this Saturday."

This will be the third of eight scheduled Busch races for Martin this season, and the third of seven for Martin behind the wheel of the No. 9 Pennzoil Platinum Ultimate Protection Ford. It will be Martin's fifth start at Texas in a Busch car. Martin won the inaugural Busch race at Texas in 1997 and he's posted wins in three of his four starts there, including the last two in 1999 and 2000.

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; three in the Busch Series with Martin, Kenseth and Edwards, and two in the Craftsman Truck Series with drivers Ricky Craven and Todd Kluever.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Greg Biffle , Kurt Busch , Ricky Craven , Carl Edwards , Todd Kluever , Mark Martin