Martin done driving, shuns ‘R-word’

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Mark Martin has never liked the “R-word,” as in retire. So on Friday, the 54-year-old veteran didn’t use that word — but did acknowledge, in his own terms, that he will leave the driver’s seat at the end of the season, ending a 31-year career behind […]

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Martin to help Danica at SHR in ’14

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Mark Martin said Tuesday he expects to continue to work with Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014, after Tony Stewart returns back to the cockpit of the No. 14 SHR Chevrolet SS. Martin and his wife, Arlene, were at SHR’s shop in Kannapolis, N.C., on Tuesday during Stewart’s […]

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Why NASCAR legend thinks his jet is dumb

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Mark Martin parks his jet about 20 feet from the kitchen counter. Martin, the ageless NASCAR driver, scoops microwaved brown rice into his mouth as he prepares for his latest journey: flying himself to a race in Michigan. His comfort zone is a large airplane hangar […]

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Martin views age as advantage in NASCAR

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Mark Martin may not pop in and out of his car as spritely as he did when he started driving in the Cup series in 1981. But Martin, 54, will be behind the wheel Saturday at Richmond for his 862nd career NASCAR Sprint Cup race. “You […]

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