Mark Martin to make record-extending Michigan start

Martin To Make Record-Extending 72nd Start at Michigan this Weekend BROOOKLYN, Mich. (Aug. 16, 2008) -- Mark Martin will start his 71st and 72nd races at Michigan International Speedway this weekend - the most of any driver in the track's ...

Martin To Make Record-Extending 72nd Start at Michigan this Weekend

BROOOKLYN, Mich. (Aug. 16, 2008) -- Mark Martin will start his 71st and 72nd races at Michigan International Speedway this weekend - the most of any driver in the track's esteemed history. Martin, who has raced 70 times at MIS in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide, Craftsman Truck, International Race of Champions and ASA, will race in both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series this weekend at the two-mile track.

"I guess the first thing that says, is that I've been racing quite a while," joked Martin. "But remember, these past couple of years I've been able to pick my schedule and there is a reason that Michigan is on that list twice. I've always enjoyed racing here. It's a big race track with long straight-aways and plenty of room to pass.

"We've had a lot of success here," continued Martin. "It's a place where if you get your car set up just right, you are going to have a lot of fun and we've had a lot of fun here. Hopefully we'll have a little more fun here this weekend."

In addition to his 70 starts at MIS, Martin has experienced his share of success, winning races in four different series at Michigan. To date, Martin boasts a combined eight wins at MIS (four Sprint Cup, two Nationwide, one IROC and one ASA).

Martin will start today's CARFAX 205 from the 10th position and tomorrow's 3M Performance 400 in 15th position.

-credit: mmPR/dei

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