MARK MARTIN WINS LIFELOCK.COM 400

Mark Martin won his fourth race of the season - and a cool million bucks - at the LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night. Martin and Jeff Gordon, who finished second, won $1 million from LifeLock for finishing in the top two of both of the sponsor's races. LifeLock also sponsored the June race in Michigan where the Hendrick teammates scored an identical finish. Martin took the lead with 13 laps to go and pulled away on a restart with three laps remaining to win a race he and ...

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MARK MARTIN NUT SHOT

It’s a slow news day, which makes it the perfect time to break out a classic nut shot. In the video below, Mark Martin gets his bell(s) rung at Talladega in 1994. You might be wondering, “How does a driver go about suffering the indignity of a nut shot from the inside of a stock car?” The answer to that question can be found within the shape of your typical racing harness.See that little strap on the bottom in the middle? Guess where it goes. Now imagine this harness stopping y ...

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MICHIGAN COOL-DOWN LAPS

What a finish! It reminds me of an NBA game where the home team is down by 20 at halftime and most of the fans leave, only to find out later their team pulled out the win. To be honest, for 199 laps, I thought this was the worst race of the year. Thankfully, Mark Martin, Jimmie Johnson and Greg Biffle changed all that. Did you see the grandstands? To me, it looked every bit as bad as they predicted. NASCAR needs to get the message on this. I still think poor attendance says as much about the ...

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WIN PUSHES MARTIN INTO CHASE FIELD

It was one hell of a week for Mark Martin. Hendrick Motorsports signed him to drive full-time in 2010. He won his second race of the season - the Southern 500 - on Saturday. And his first-place finish put him in 11th place in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. It wasn't a bad week for Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman and Jeff Gordon, either, who finished behind Martin in that order. Gordon held onto first place in the Cup standings while Stewart jumped Kurt Busch. The big loser? Clint Bow ...

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MARK MARTIN SIGNED THROUGH 2010

Good guy Mark Martin will run a full schedule in the No. 5 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports in 2010. And no, we are not exactly sure what Martin and Richard Petty are doing in this picture. Martin, who is 50 years old, won at Phoenix International Raceway in April. The signing likely will impact Talladega winner Brad Keselowski's future. Keselowski has a developmental deal with Hendrick and wants to race full-time in 2010. The Virginian-Pilot's Dustin Long speculates that Keselowski could s ...

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On this date in NASCAR history: April 20, 1901

On this date in NASCAR history, April 20, 1901, Mark Martin was born. Martin, who took the pole and won the Phoenix Subway Fresh Fit 500 on Saturday, remembers being excited about seeing the first Model T in 1908. Said Martin, "I remember thinking, wouldn't it be great if you could go 200 mph in one of those deals? And what if it was covered with stickers?"Congratulations to Martin, who is one of our favorite drivers and a total class act. He has come a long way since... ...

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