Mark Martin, Stewart-Haas Racing
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:25:20 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Mark Martin said he has no plans to race beyond the 2013 season. "Let's just don't talk about it," he said. "On the plus side of things, it's not like I'm going to go hide. I've got 40 years invested in this sport and I've had tunnel vision the whole 40 years. I won't be at every race, but I'll be at races and I'll still be involved in the sport." He plans to work in an undefined role for SHR.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:21:00 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing announced Monday, Aug. 19, that driver Tony Stewart (leg) will officially miss the remainder of the Sprint Cup season after missing the last two races with a broken right tibia and fibula. Driver Mark Martin will replace Stewart in the No. 14 Chevrolet for 12 of the final 13 races, beginning this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. Driver Austin Dillon will drive for the team at Talladega Superspeedway. Martin has been given his release from Michael Waltrip Racing and the No. 55 car, where he was scheduled to drive 10 of the final 13 races. Driver Brian Vickers, who will take over full time in the car next year, will drive those races. Stewart is expected to return for preseason testing in January. Stewart's No. 14 car is 13th in owners points, 10 out of the top 10.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:24:04 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing is working on a deal to finalize putting driver Mark Martin in the No. 14 Chevrolet to replace driver Tony Stewart (leg) for most, if not the rest, of the Sprint Cup season. Martin would be in the car starting in the Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. An official announcement is expected to come Monday, Aug. 19. Martin has the support from Michael Waltrip Racing to leave the No. 55 car to fill in for Stewart. Martin would likely drive in every race Stewart missed aside from Talladega, where driver Austin Dillon could fill in.
Fantasy Tip: Martin gambled on fuel at Michigan International Speedway yesterday and wound up finishing second to Joey Logano. Martin can still be effective at the right tracks, and he'll have increased value, depending on the week, if he is cleared to drive for SHR for the rest of the season.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:04:30 -0700
Michael Waltrip Racing plans to announce Tuesday, Aug. 13, that driver Brian Vickers will be the full-time driver of the No. 55 Sprint Cup car next season, according to sources close to the situation. Vickers has split the last two years in the car with driver Mark Martin.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:44:01 -0700
Mark Waltrip Racing driver Mark Martin will replace Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin (back) for the race at Martinsville, then Brian Vickers will take over the remaining races Hamlin misses. Vickers is scheduled to make his first start in the No. 11 car at Texas Motor Speedway. Hamlin likely will return for the May 11 race at Darlington but could also return for the May 4 race at Talladega.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:53:12 -0700
Michael Waltrip Racing driver Mark Martin will drive in the No. 11 car for Joe Gibbs Racing in place of the injured Denny Hamlin (back) at Martinsville Speedway Sunday, April 7, while Brian Vickers will be behind the wheel of the No. 55 machine for MWR. "As previously announced, Brian Vickers will race MWR's No. 55 Jet Edge Toyota Camry at MWR at Martinsville," the release said Friday, March 29.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:52:10 -0700
The deal between Joe Gibbs Racing and Mark Martin fell through Friday, March 29, as Michael Waltrip Racing has given Martin the OK to race April 7 for JGR at Martinsville Speedway only. "It was previously released that Mark Martin would handle the duties behind the wheel for the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team while Denny Hamlin recovered from injury," JGR said in a press release Friday, March 29. "Martin will drive the car in Martinsville, but (Brian Vickers) will now take over the duties beginning in Texas."
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:34:43 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing announced Friday, March 29, that driver Mark Martin will fill in for driver Denny Hamlin (back) in the No. 11 Sprint Cup car while Hamlin recovers from his injury. Martin's first race in the car will come next weekend April 7 at Martinsville Speedway. Martin will be replaced in the No. 55 car for Michael Waltrip Racing in the Cup Series with driver Brian Vickers, who is already running nine races in the No. 55 this year. Hamlin is expected to miss five races. Martin has two wins, 12 top-fives and 25 top-10s in 48 career starts at Martinsville. He has an average finish of 13.3 at the track.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:12:18 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing announced Thursday, March 28, that driver Mark Martin could replace driver Denny Hamlin (back) while he recovers from a back injury. The team is considering having Martin drive in all five races in the No. 11 car while Hamlin is sidelined. Driver Brian Vickers would pick up Martin's schedule for Michael Waltrip Racing and the No. 55 car that would include races at Texas, Kansas and Richmond. Vickers could also race for Hamlin for four races after next week at Martinsville, where he's scheduled to drive the No. 55 for Martin. Driver Elliott Sadler could also drive for Hamlin the entire time, although that is the least likely option.
Fantasy Tip: Martin and Vickers are not strong fantasy options on a weekly basis, but they might be useful as a No. 4 driver depending on the particular track that week.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:42:21 -0800
Michael Waltrip Racing driver Mark Martin said he doesn't expect to drive the team's No. 55 car in the Sprint Cup Series in 2014. "I don't expect to be in it (in 2014)," Martin said. "That's not my goal. My goal is to see … the 55 car race for the championship driver-wise." Co-owner Michael Waltrip will drive the car in three races this year while driver Brian Vickers will be in it for nine. Vickers has talked about a full-time ride with the team in 2014, and it may be in the No. 55 car. However, Martin isn't saying that he's ready to retire just yet.
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