February 25, 2007
Semi-Retired Mark Martin Leading the Pack(Filed under: Speculating)
I realize it's only two races into the--how many races do they run in a season now, 33? 36?--season, but I love the fact that veteran and perennial underdog Mark Martin is sitting on top of the points standings. That's semi-retired Mark Martin who's supposed to be running a shortened 22-race season. Even after his second place finish at Daytona they were talking about letting Martin run the entire season and trying for a championship. After Daytona owner Ginn Racing said Martin could run the full season if he wanted to, and after today's fifth place finish and sitting on top of the standings that temptation is going to be much greater.
It's fun to see a veteran having the time of his life and setting an amazing example of sportsmanship. When NASCAR neglected to throw the yellow at the end of the Daytona 500 and denied Martin his first Daytona victory, Martin simply said "Nobody wants to see a grown man cry. That's what it is, and I'm not going to cry about it."
Posted by kevin at February 25, 2007 7:54 PM
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