No monster mash for Martin

Sep 30, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Motorsport.com

Mark Martin has done his fair share of "Monster Mashing" at Dover International Speedway, but it wasn't meant to be in the AAA 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday.

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I think its time to retire..........You have lost your ride to Vickers and doing nothing in Tony's
car. Your driving like Danica does. Its time to go.

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I agree. He should have retired in 2006 with his salute to the fans tour. Instead he lied to everybody. He's a great, smart driver. But nobody wants to hire someone his age anymore.everybodys looking for young stars. He would be great as a mentor driver or work at a driving school, but he's just not a winning driver anymore.

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The #14 car is a piece of sh!t. Tony wasn't doing very well in it before his accident. Add to that, their best resources are going into the #39 car.

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I agree. He should have retired in 2006 with his salute to the fans tour. Instead he lied to everybody. He's a great, smart driver. But nobody wants to hire someone his age anymore.everybodys looking for young stars. He would be great as a mentor driver or work at a driving school, but he's just not a winning driver anymore.
Martin NEVER said he was retiring from racing. He said he was going to cut back, so he could spend more time with his son, who was furthering a career in racing. The media misinformed people like you with that false narrative and continue to make the same mistake today. The Salute To The Fans Tour was just that. It wasn't a Farewell Tour as Rusty had. It was his way of thanking his fans for the years of loyalty, marking his descent into a less hectic schedule. He was thinking of the Truck series but that fizzled.

Long story short, his son Matt, who was also a race car driver, decided to go a different route. This gave Mark more time on his hangs than anticipated. So he chose to do what he loves most and that is racing. He took a part-time ride and the rest is history.

His fans couldn't have been happier.
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GET A LIFE Justine
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It seems like SHR just wanted a driver who could finish out the season without tearing up the car.

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I wonder if he would ever get into the crew chief business. He would definitely be a great coach/mentor to a young gun.
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I wonder if he would ever get into the crew chief business. He would definitely be a great coach/mentor to a young gun.
Who would want the biggest loser in NASCAR as a coach? He's been racing so long he has more wrinkles than my grandma. And yes, he did announce himself that he was retiring and even did a farewell season. Then came back the next season driving part time.

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<quoted text>Who would want the biggest loser in NASCAR as a coach? He's been racing so long he has more wrinkles than my grandma. And yes, he did announce himself that he was retiring and even did a farewell season. Then came back the next season driving part time.
He even excepted a rocking chair well I think its time for him to start rocking in that chair.

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<quoted text>Who would want the biggest loser in NASCAR as a coach? He's been racing so long he has more wrinkles than my grandma. And yes, he did announce himself that he was retiring and even did a farewell season. Then came back the next season driving part time.
Biggest loser? I think that award goes to Jr. He's the one who thinks he's a big shot but can't win a championship or more than 1 win a year.
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Biggest loser? I think that award goes to Jr. He's the one who thinks he's a big shot but can't win a championship or more than 1 win a year.
At 300 million net worth and a 26 million annual salary with other income from outside NASCAR that takes him to around 35 million, you should hope to be such a loser.

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Biggest loser? I think that award goes to Jr. He's the one who thinks he's a big shot but can't win a championship or more than 1 win a year.
Martin is older than Jr and how many championships has he won??????????

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<quoted text>Martin is older than Jr and how many championships has he won??????????
True, but there's many other drivers that can fall into the loser category who havnt done anything for years...Labonte, burton. They've actually done worst than Martin.
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Labonte is terrible.should have retired years ago. So old and spins out more than anyone. Burton can run well in good equipment. Labonte deserves to lose his job and be replaced with young talent. McMurray, Earnhardt, Ambrose...never will be champions of NASCAR.

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True, but there's many other drivers that can fall into the loser category who havnt done anything for years...Labonte, burton. They've actually done worst than Martin.
Yes and Labonte and Burton are
both losing their ride.
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Labonte is terrible.should have retired years ago. So old and spins out more than anyone. Burton can run well in good equipment. Labonte deserves to lose his job and be replaced with young talent. McMurray, Earnhardt, Ambrose...never will be champions of NASCAR.
They all need to be retired from Sprint Car competition.
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Currently there is only 6 full time drivers in cup that have won championships. If you add the Labontes, then the total is 8. If the definition is the driver running in cup the longest without winning a championship, then Martin is your biggest loser. If it's the driver with the most wins without a championship, then Martin is your biggest loser. No one in NASCAR has had as much success without reaching the ultimate success as Martin. 40 cup wins, no championship. 49 Nationwide wins, no championship. 7 truck wins, no championship. No, Jr. may not have won a cup championship but he's way ahead of Martin at half the time in NASCAR.
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Burton stepped down, I think when his sponsor did not renew their contract or something along those lines
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They all need to be retired from Sprint Car competition.
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Why would anyone bother to compare Martin to Jr???
WHOYAKIDDING wrote:
Currently there is only 6 full time drivers in cup that have won championships. If you add the Labontes, then the total is 8. If the definition is the driver running in cup the longest without winning a championship, then Martin is your biggest loser. If it's the driver with the most wins without a championship, then Martin is your biggest loser. No one in NASCAR has had as much success without reaching the ultimate success as Martin. 40 cup wins, no championship. 49 Nationwide wins, no championship. 7 truck wins, no championship. No, Jr. may not have won a cup championship but he's way ahead of Martin at half the time in NASCAR.
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Burton stepped down, I think when his sponsor did not renew their contract or something along those lines
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I thought jayski reported burton got a ride for next year? Anybody know where he's going?

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