Mark Martin: Already a Champion

Mark Martin: Already a Champion

There are 4 comments on the Bleacher Report story from Jan 29, 2009, titled Mark Martin: Already a Champion. In it, Bleacher Report reports that:

Great, It's been 28 years since a young 22-year-old made his first attempt at NASCAR.

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Already a Champion

Ashburn, VA

#1 Jan 31, 2009
The Crow Buffet is being prepared as we speak for "Dalesgirl" and other doubters.
Dreamer

United States

#2 Jan 31, 2009
Didnt Mark Martin retire? I know he has one of those rocking chairs they give out when you call it quits. Iím not sure why Hendricks would opt for the Martin idea. Certainly seems like a stop gap measure and leaves them in a position of trying to hire someone after most all the qualified drivers sign deals elsewhere so Martin can continue to have a good time on Sundayís.
Mark Martin fan

Ashburn, VA

#3 Jan 31, 2009
Dreamer wrote:
Didnt Mark Martin retire? I know he has one of those rocking chairs they give out when you call it quits. Iím not sure why Hendricks would opt for the Martin idea. Certainly seems like a stop gap measure and leaves them in a position of trying to hire someone after most all the qualified drivers sign deals elsewhere so Martin can continue to have a good time on Sundayís.
Rusty had "The Farewell Tour" while Mark had the "Salute to You" tour, Mark said he wanted to cut back on the hectic schedule of FULL TIME CUP RACING, HE NEVER SAID HE WAS RETIRING from racing completely. He was expecting a full time TRUCK RACING DEAL because the TRUCKS ONLY RACE 25 RACES A YEAR but that fell through so when he was approached by GINN RACING with a deal to run a customized CUP schedule he jumped at the perfect scenario that would give him all the free weekends that he desired.

The media can take credit for getting the facts mixed up but the key words he said were he wanted to "retire from FULL TIME CUP RACING" so he would have more free weekends with the family which the Truck Series provides but THE MEDIA hears the word "retire" and runs with it. DW only makes it worse when he mensions that stupid rocking chair that he gave Mark for retiring from FULL TIME CUP RACING but things changed and the time off has revitalized Mark and I say GOOD FOR HIM!!!

What will "Dalesgirl" and the others say when Mark out-runs Jr. on a weekly basis???
JOHN

Mooresville, NC

#5 Jan 31, 2009
He is going to out run most of the field on a weekly basis. If not for pit stop issue's last year, he would have won at least 2 races in DEI's junk. Richmond and Pocono.

I am expecting the "old man" to set the series on fire this season.

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