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Mark Martin
Martin at the 2007 Daytona 500
Born Mark Anthony Martin
(1959-01-09) January 9, 1959
Batesville, Arkansas, U.S.
Achievements 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005 IROC Champion
1978, 1979, 1980, 1986 ASA National Tour Champion
1993, 2009 Southern 500 Winner
2002 Coca-Cola 600 Winner
1995, 1997 Winston 500 Winner
1998, 2005 NASCAR Nextel All-Star Challenge winner
1999 Bud Shootout Winner
Awards 1977 ASA National Tour Rookie of the Year
Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Inductee (2015)
NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee (2017)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
882 races run over 31 years
2013 position 25th
Best finish 2nd (1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2009)
First race 1981 Northwestern Bank 400 (North Wilkesboro)
Last race 2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 (Homestead)
First win 1989 AC Delco 500 (Rockingham)
Last win 2009 Sylvania 300 (New Hampshire)
Wins Top tens Poles
40 453 56
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
236 races run over 23 years
Best finish 8th (1987)
First race 1982 Kroger 200 (IRP)
Last race 2012 Sam's Town 300 (Las Vegas)
First win 1987 Budweiser 200 (Dover)
Last win 2011 Sam's Town 300 (Las Vegas)
Wins Top tens Poles
49 152 30
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
25 races run over 5 years
Best finish 19th (2006)
First race 1996 Fas Mart SuperTruck Shootout (Richmond)
Last race 2011 VFW 200 (Michigan)
First win 1996 Lowe's 250 (North Wilkesboro)
Last win 2006 Ford 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
7 20 3

Mark Anthony Martin (born January 9, 1959) is a retired American stock car racing driver. He last drove the No. 14 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on an interim basis until car owner Tony Stewart was cleared following a sprint car-related injury from August 2013. As of 2014, he had the second most wins in the Nationwide Series with 49. He finished second in the Sprint Cup Series standings five times, and has been described by ESPN as "The best driver to never win a championship." Martin, with five IROC Championships, has more than any other driver. Also, during the 2005 season, Martin took over the all-time record for IROC wins, with 13.[1][2][3]

Early career

Martin was born in Batesville, Arkansas. He began his racing career as a young man on the dirt tracks of Arkansas. He moved on to asphalt racing and joined the ASA racing series. During his ASA career, Martin raced against Dick Trickle, Jim Sauter, Joe Shear, and Bobby Allison. He won Rookie of the Year in 1977. Martin won twenty-two ASA races and four championships, in 1978, 1979, 1980, and 1986.[4]

Early NASCAR career

1981–1982

Martin had a tumultuous beginning in NASCAR, driving for six different teams from 1981 to 1987. He made five starts in 1981 driving for a team owned by Bud Reeder,[5] earning two pole positions at Nashville and Richmond and finishing third in his final race at Martinsville.[6]

Martin competed full-time in 1982 with the team,[7] competing for Rookie of the Year.[5] The team struggled for consistency, posting just eight top tens compared to 12 DNFs in 30 starts, including a string of five DNFs in six races. Completing just 73.7 percent of the laps and leading only four laps all season led to Martin finishing 14th in the final standings and finishing second to Geoff Bodine for Rookie of the Year. Despite finishing strongly, with two top tens in the final two races, including a fifth-place finish at Riverside, Martin and Reeder parted ways after the season. He remains the only driver to run more than six races for a team owned or co-owned by Reeder.[8] At the end of the season Martin sold off the team, having signed with Jim Stacy to race in 1983.[5]

1983–1986

Martin started 1983 running for Jim Stacy. The two parted ways after just seven races, posting three top 11s while having four races finishing 24th or worse. Following a two race-stint driving for D. K. Ulrich and one for Emanuel Zervakis, he landed a ride with Morgan-McClure Motorsports for six races, becoming the organization's first driver. While with MMM, Martin posted four finished inside the top 20, including a 10th at Talladega.

Unable to secure a ride for 1984, Martin went back to driving in the American Speed Association.[5] Jimmy Fennig came aboard as crew chief in 1985 and the two would go on to win the ASA championship the next season, Martin's fourth series championship.

His success in his three-year stint in ASA landed Martin a part-time ride driving for Jerry Gunderman.[5] In five starts, he posted two top 15 finishes and started on the outside pole at Atlanta.

1987

Martin's success from the previous three seasons landed him a full-time ride driving for Bruce Lawmaster in the Busch Series. The season started strong as he posted two wins, three poles, nine top tens, and was fourth in the standings after 15 races. After just one DNF in the first 15 races, Martin had seven DNFs in the final 12 races, including six due to mechanical failure and four blown engines. Despite finishing in the top ten in the other five races, the team's failure to finish towards the end dropped Martin from fourth to eight place in the final standings.

Though the late season collapse ended Martin's chance at winning the championship, the success he had in 1987 caught the eye of Jack Roush, who tapped Martin to drive for him in the Sprint Cup Series for 1988.[9] He finished 1987 with three wins, six poles, 13 top tens, and an eight place finish in the standings.

Roush Racing

1988–1991

1989 Winston Cup car on pit road at Phoenix

Martin came aboard newly formed Roush Racing, with crew chief Steve Hmiel, for the first of 19 seasons in 1988 driving the No. 6 Ford Thunderbird. Martin showed both signs of struggle and potential in its inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, recording three top fives and ten top tens along with winning the pole at Dover. He finished a season-high second-place at Bristol early in the season. Consistency proved to be crucial in that ten DNF's prevented Martin from cracking the top ten in points the entire season. He finished his comeback season fifteenth in the standings. Martin also competed in the Busch Series on a limited basis for Bill Davis Racing from 1988 to 1991.[10]

Martin's 1989 season began a lot like his 1988 season with a DNF in the Daytona 500. With three races to go, he won his first Sprint Cup race at Rockingham, beating eventual series champion Rusty Wallace by three seconds. An engine failure in the season finale at Atlanta relegated him to a third-place finish in the standings. Martin led the series with a 5.3 average starting position, posting six poles and twenty-six top ten starting positions in twenty-nine races. He also posted fourteen top fives, eighteen top tens, and cut down his DNF total from ten to four.

Martin entered the 1990 season as a favorite to winning the Sprint Cup championship. He started the season with a 21st-place finish in the Daytona 500, his first finish in the big race in six attempts. His team was met with controversy following his second career win at Richmond. During post-race inspection it was determined he had raced with an illegal carburetor spacer. Ironically, had the spacer been welded instead of bolted on, it would not have been considered illegal. The consensus among Mark's fellow competitors was that this was not a performance advantage, but also was not strictly within the "letter of the law" with regards to the NASCAR rulebook. As a result, Martin was penalized 46 championship points and crew chief Robin Pemberton was fined $40,000.[11]

Following a DNF the next race, Martin finished no worse than fourteenth over the final twenty-six races. He gained the championship points lead one-third into the season and held onto it for sixteen races before dropping it to Dale Earnhardt with two races to go. Despite having three wins, sixteen top fives, twenty-three top tens, and three poles, Martin lost to Earnhardt by twenty-six points in the final standings. Had the 46-point penalty never occurred, he theoretically would have won the championship over Earnhardt by twenty points instead.

Martin's 1991 season was disappointing compared to the previous season, as he entered with expectations to win the series championship. Though he ran well, he never achieved the points lead through the course of the season and was winless entering the season finale in Atlanta, a race in which he won. He also came close to winning at Charlotte three races prior, leading 198 of the first 212 laps before engine failure ended his race. Along with his win at Atlanta, Martin finished the season with 14 Top 5's, 17 Top 10's, five poles, and a sixth-place finish in the standings.

1992–1996

Martin's paint scheme for 1996–1997.
Martin prior to qualifying at Pocono 1998

Mark entered the 1992 season's final race, the Hooters 500 in Atlanta, as one of six drivers in contention to winning the championship; but an engine failure on lap 160 ended his championship hopes. He finished the season with wins at Martinsville and Charlotte, along with ten top fives, seventeen top tens, one pole, and a second consecutive sixth-place finish in the standings.

Martin began 1993 with a sixth-place finish in the 1993 Daytona 500, his first top twenty finish in the big race. In the second half of the season, he became the sixth driver in NASCAR's modern era to win four consecutive races, winning at Watkins Glen, Michigan, Bristol, and Darlington. Along with a win at Phoenix, Martin finished with five wins, twelve top fives, nineteen top tens, and five poles en route to a third-place finish in the standings, 376 points behind Dale Earnhardt, and 296 points behind points runner-up Rusty Wallace. It was his first top five in the standings since his near championship win three years earlier.

Despite having eight DNFs, Martin finished second to Dale Earnhardt in the 1994 standings, 444 points behind. He posted two wins, including winning from the pole at Watkins Glen for the second consecutive year and the season finale in Atlanta. Martin scored fifteen top fives and twenty top tens during the season, his most since 1990. Other than the season opener in Daytona, Martin was never outside the top five in the standings. Among the highlights of Martin's 1994 season was a spectacular and frightening crash at the spring Talladega race: on Lap 103, Todd Bodine, Greg Sacks and Jeff Gordon got together in the tri-oval, collecting an additional eight cars, including Martin. Martin's car lost its brakes, ran through the infield grass, smashed the inside wall, and plowed through a guardrail, a chain-link fence, and lastly another guardrail protecting the infield road course, coming to rest only feet from a spectator area.

In 1994 Martin raced in the Busch Series. That year he became known for a mistake he made at Bristol. Martin would lead the field to a white and caution flag to win. When coming back by, Martin went down pit road thinking it was over but he did not take the checkered flag. David Green took the win, and in victory circle Green would say "I feel bad for him. A tough way for me to win, but I will take it." Martin finished in 11th; afterwards he stated that the mistake was "the stupidest thing I've ever done".[12]

Martin won four races in 1995, including his third consecutive win from the pole at Watkins Glen and at Talladega, his first restrictor plate win. He also finished with 13 top fives and 22 top tens. Though he had only one DNF, he had five finishes of 28th or worse, which earned him fourth place in the standings. Martin was one of three drivers, the others being Dale Earnhardt and Sterling Marlin, to be ranked in the top five for all 31 races; none of them won the championship.

In 1996, Martin was winless for the first time in eight seasons. Other than his lack of wins, his season was very similar to 1995 with 14 top fives, 22 top tens, and four poles. He finished a season-high second four times, including at Michigan when he was passed by winner Dale Jarrett with eight laps to go. He finished the season fifth in the standings.

"Salute to You"

Martin's No. 6 Viagra Ford Taurus
Martin at Infineon Raceway in 2005
Martin in his final season for Roush in 2006.

Overall with Roush Racing, Martin won 35 career NASCAR Cup Series races and finished second in the Cup Series point standings four times (1990, 1994, 1998, and 2002). While racing for Roush in 1990, Martin came his closest to winning a championship. A 46-point penalty at Richmond, for using an illegal (but non-performance enhancing) carburetor spacer, caused him to lose to Dale Earnhardt by 26 points in the final standings. During this time, Martin also won five IROC titles (1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 2005) and 13 races, both records for that series.

Martin announced he would cut back from 'full-time' Cup Series racing after the 2005 season, dubbing the season the "Salute to You" tour as a thank you to his fans. Martin won the Nextel Challenge in a 'Retro 93' paint scheme, picked up his final win with Roush at Kansas and again made the Chase for the Cup with a ninth-place in the standings at the end of the year. In a tribute to Martin's career at Roush, the team ran four throwback retro schemes in 2005, that celebrated paint schemes from 1981, 1988–89, 1990–91, and 1993.

In June 2005, it was announced that Jamie McMurray would replace Martin in the No. 6 car in 2006. However, after the departure of Kurt Busch in 2005, Roush was left without a driver for the No. 6 car in 2006. Martin later agreed to come back and drive for the 2006 season. Ultimately, it was announced that McMurray would be released from his contract at Chip Ganassi Racing one year early and would take over for Busch, who was dismissed from the Roush organization prior to the end of the 2005 season. David Ragan was announced as Martin's replacement in the No. 6 for 2007.

Ginn Racing

2007

Martin (No. 01) in the 2007 Daytona 500

On October 6, 2006, it was announced that Martin would split time with current Busch Series driver Regan Smith in the Ginn Racing No. 01 Chevrolet in 2007. Roush Racing announced that due to team limits imposed by NASCAR, they could not field a team for Martin for all 20 races he wanted to race in 2007, forcing him to move on, at least in the Nextel Cup Series. However, Martin drove two races for Roush Fenway Racing in the Busch Series, and also drove in three races for Hendrick Motorsports, sharing the No. 5 with Kyle Busch.

Martin finished second in the 2007 Daytona 500, only 0.020 seconds behind Kevin Harvick in one of the most controversial finishes in the races' history. Martin led going into the final lap before Harvick stormed from seventh to win on the outside. There has been much controversy over whether or not the caution flag should have come out as a result of a large multi-car crash behind them, which could have affected the outcome of the race.[13] Normally, the caution flag is shown as soon as one or more cars make contact with the wall.

2007 was Martin's first season to start with three consecutive Top 5 finishes. Martin is the only part-time driver in NASCAR history to not win the opening race but still be leading the points standings. It was also the first time he has had three consecutive Top 5 finishes since 2002. Martin is also the oldest driver in the modern era to lead the Nextel Cup points for more than one week. Martin led the Nextel Cup points from the second race of the season, the Auto Club 500, through the fourth race of the season, the Kobalt Tools 500. Martin did not compete in the Food City 500, becoming the first driver since Cale Yarborough to sit out a race as the points leader.

Dale Earnhardt, Inc.

2007

Martin left California Speedway leading the Nextel Cup driver point standings after posting a fifth-place finish in the Auto Club 500.

On July 25, 2007, Dale Earnhardt, Inc. announced it had acquired Ginn Racing, and Martin joined Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Martin Truex, Jr., and Paul Menard as a driver for DEI starting at the 2007 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. He shared the No. 01 car with Aric Almirola for the rest of the season.

2008

2008 Sprint Cup car

On September 8, 2007, it was announced that Martin would share the No. 8 car with Aric Almirola in the 2008 Sprint Cup Series.

Martin made his 700th career start at the 2008 Auto Club 500. On March 1, 2008, Martin won the 2008 Sam's Town 300 driving the No. 5 Delphi Chevrolet for JR Motorsports. It was Martin's 48th career Nationwide Series victory and JR Motorsports' 1st win. Martin finished out 2008 with 11 top-10's in 21 starts.

Martin at Texas 2008

During the weekend of the 2008 Toyota/Save Mart 350, ESPN reported that Martin was leaving Dale Earnhardt, Inc. following the 2008 season. It was announced that Aric Almirola who shared the No. 8 car with Martin would drive the car full-time in 2009.[14]

Hendrick Motorsports

2009

2009 Sprint Cup car at Charlotte

On July 4, 2008, Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick and Martin announced that he would replace Casey Mears in the No. 5 car for the 2009 season, running a full-time schedule for the first time since 2006. Martin signed a two-year contract with Hendrick, with a full-time schedule for 2009 and 2010. Martin grabbed his first pole since 2001 at the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta,[15] and followed up with back-to-back poles in the following week at Bristol.

On April 18, 2009, Martin became the fourth driver to win a Cup race in NASCAR after turning 50, winning the 2009 Subway Fresh Fit 500 from the pole position.[16] The other three were Bobby Allison, Morgan Shepherd (twice), and Harry Gant (8 times, last in 1992).[17] His win snapped a 97-race winless streak going back to 2005. After the victory, he did a Polish Victory Lap as a tribute to his late friend Alan Kulwicki, at the place where Kulwicki did his first Polish Victory Lap.[16] At Darlington, it was announced after the Richmond race that Martin would drive full-time again in 2010; Martin would go on to win the Southern 500. It was his first multiple-win season since 1999. In the 2009 LifeLock 400, Martin won his third race of the season when Jimmie Johnson and Greg Biffle ran out of fuel in the last two laps. Martin added a series-leading fourth win at the LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland in July, holding off a charging Jeff Gordon. Because he and teammate Gordon also finished 1–2 at the LifeLock 400 at Michigan in June, LifeLock will pay a $1 million bonus to a family in Colorado.[18] Despite his series-leading four wins, due to some early season troubles, including two engine failures, a blown tire, and getting caught up in multi-car wrecks at Talladega and Daytona, Martin had struggled to get into the top 12, moving up two spots to 11th place with the win at Chicagoland Speedway.[19] Martin also got his fifth pole of the 2009 season at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Sharpie 500.[20]

2009 Sprint Cup car at Atlanta

After being on the Chase bubble for most of the season, Martin qualified for the 2009 Chase, as he was in sixth place in the standings following the Chevy Rock & Roll 400. Because he led the Chase drivers in wins, with four, the Chase reseeding process moved him up five places and made him the points leader.

On September 20, he won his fifth race of the year by taking the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire in the first race of the Chase. The win broke Martin's tie with Kyle Busch for the series wins lead and marked the third time in his career that he had won at least five times in a season (1993 and 1998). Martin extended his lead to 35 points over Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin, who were tied for second in the standings.

At the end of the 2009 AMP Energy 500 at Talladega, Martin was involved in a frightening crash in the last laps when he turned after contact with Martin Truex, Jr. and Juan Pablo Montoya, and flipped over one and a half times. It was the second time Martin had ever been upside down in his racing career. Once righted, Martin managed to drive his car back to pit road. The wreck essentially ended his championship hopes according to experts.

Entering the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Martin and Johnson were the only drivers still able to win the 2009 Sprint Cup championship. Martin finished 12th in the race, which was not enough to overcome Johnson's lead. Martin again finished second in the standings, for the fifth time in his career.

2010

Martin (No. 5) crashing at Atlanta 2010

In 2010, Martin started the year off strong and won the pole for the 52nd Daytona 500.

Martin ran well in the Bud Shootout, but was caught up in the "big one" during a green-white-checker finish and finished 21st. Martin started the Daytona 500 well, leading the majority of the first 30 laps, but after being stuck in the middle line of the racing pack, he dropped down as low as 33rd and had to pick his way through the rest of the day, eventually finishing 12th.

Martin ran well at California and Las Vegas, scoring back-to-back 4th-place finishes, and advancing as high as 3rd in the points standings, only 49 points out of the lead. However, he was less successful in his next three races. He got caught up in wrecks at both Atlanta and Bristol, finishing 33rd and 35th, respectively. At Martinsville, Martin was leading the field and running top-5 during most of the day, until a flat tire relegated him to 21st. During this stretch of bad luck, Martin fell from 3rd to 17th in the points standings, 214 points behind the leader.

The next three races of the 2010 season saw Martin rally back. With a 4th-place finish at Phoenix, 6th-place finish at Texas, and a 5th-place finish at Talladega, Martin jumped from 17th in the points standings to 6th, 169 points behind the leader.

Martin's bad luck struck again in the following three races, as he struggled to get a handle on his race cars. A 25th-place finish at Richmond, 16th-place finish at Darlington, and 15th-place finish at Dover caused Martin to fall to 11th in the points standings, 293 points behind the leader.

In the Sprint All-Star race, qualifying was rained out. The field was set in the order the drivers drew. Martin started 15th and finished the first 50-lap segment in 15th. He used a two-tire pit stop to gain position and finished the second 20-lap segment in 3rd. He held his position in the third 20-lap segment and finish third. Martin lost a spot during the mandatory 4-tire pit stop before the start of the final 10-lap shootout for the $1 million. However, as the field took the green, Martin was hit by another car and crashed, finishing 17th.

A week later, Martin returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Coca-Cola 600. Martin qualified 11th and struggled much of the race with handling issues. However, during a caution with 20 laps to go, most of the field pitted, and Martin opted to stay out. He restarted 2nd and finished the race in 4th.

Mark Martin had a season best finish of second at the 2010 TUMS Fast Relief 500. Martin crashed with 275 laps to go, but managed to work his way up 15 spots with bent fenders and no rear end.

2011

In 2011, he began the season with an accident in the Budweiser Shootout. During the following race, he was involved in a multiple-car accident. In the Subway Fresh Fit 500, he managed to finish in the 13th position. One week later, Martin participated in the Nationwide Series Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where he was able to win his 49th race in the series. He finished the Sprint Cup season 22nd in points. Martin parted ways with Hendrick Motorsports at the end of the 2011 season, with Kasey Kahne taking over the No. 5 Chevrolet.

Michael Waltrip Racing

2012

On November 4, 2011, Michael Waltrip Racing announced that Martin would replace David Reutimann in 2012, signing him to a two-year deal to drive the No. 55. He will drive 25 races in both 2012 and 2013, sharing the car with Michael Waltrip and Brian Vickers. Martin finished the year with 4 top 5s and 10 top 10s. He led the most laps after winning the pole at the 2012 Pure Michigan 400, but was involved in a bizarre accident around lap 64. Martin was about to lap Bobby Labonte and Juan Pablo Montoya when Labonte's car got loose, collecting Martin and Kasey Kahne. Martin's car skidded down pit road and the car was penetrated on the opening in the pit wall right behind the driver's compartment, breaching the car's oil tank, and sending Kahne's pit crew scrambling for cover.[21]

2013

Martin's 2013 season started with a third-place finish in the Daytona 500. He backed up his strong Daytona finish by winning the pole for the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, becoming the second-oldest driver to win a pole in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.[22] He finished 21st at Phoenix, followed by a 14th-place finish at Las Vegas. Martin skipped Bristol, where Brian Vickers drove the car. When Martin returned at Fontana, he finished 37th after spinning on the back straightaway late race, collecting David Gilliland.Martin did not drive the no. 55 at the STP Gas Booster 500 because he drove for Joe Gibbs Racing's no. 11. Martin returned to the no. 55 at the NRA 500. Following two top 15 finishes in his original car in the next two races, Martin qualified 10th at Richmond, but finished 38th after an accident on lap 348. At the Coca-Cola 600, on lap 324, Martin was involved in a crash with Jeff Gordon and Aric Almirola, which brought out the red flag.[23]

In early August, it was announced that Brian Vickers would drive the No. 55 full-time starting in 2014; thus, Martin's future status with MWR was left uncertain.[24]

Joe Gibbs Racing

2013

A few days after the Auto Club 400 Joe Gibbs hired Martin to drive Denny Hamlin's No. 11 FedEx Toyota at Martinsville after Hamlin suffered a compression fracture of a vertebra in his lower back after being involved in a crash with Joey Logano on the last lap of the Fontana race. In his one appearance in the No. 11, Martin was involved in a melee on lap 180, taking damage, and later had a miscue on a pit stop that caused him to be penalized a lap, but he managed to finish 10th.

Stewart-Haas Racing

2013

After the 2013 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, which Martin nearly won before running out of fuel with three laps remaining, it was announced that Martin would be given an early release from MWR, and would be joining Stewart-Haas Racing to drive the No. 14 Chevrolet beginning with the 2013 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, driving in all but one race for the remainder of the season as a substitute driver for the injured Tony Stewart; Austin Dillon would drive the No. 14 at Talladega Superspeedway.[25]

2014

On November 8, 2013, Martin announced that he will not race in 2014, but is not yet ready to use the word "retirement". However, Martin will work with Stewart-Haas Racing in a consultant role (including testing).

Tony Stewart underwent multiple surgeries following the broken leg from the sprint car crash, and Martin remained in the No. 14 Chevrolet for all off-season testing activities. If Stewart had not been cleared by NASCAR to start the 2014 season, Martin was expected to race the No. 14 during such time, including the Sprint Unlimited.[26] However, Stewart was able to recover in time to start the season. Martin has not raced since the end of the 2013 season.

Post-racing career

On July 31, 2014, Martin tweeted he had become a driver development coach with Roush Fenway Racing.[27]

On February 6, 2015, Martin tweeted, in response to a fan's question, that he was no longer a driver coach at Roush.[28] Martin has now retired from racing himself but does work with a dirt racing team in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, where his Mark Martin Automotive group co-sponsors driver Jared Landers.[29][30]

Martin owns a family of automobile dealerships in Arkansas under the umbrella of Mark Martin Automotive, based in Batesville, Arkansas, with dealerships selling Ford, Kia, Chevrolet, GMC, and Buick vehicles.[31] He also owns Mark Martin Powersports in Batesville, Arkansas, selling boats, motorcycles, ATVs, and UTVs, by manufacturers like AlumaCraft, Mercury Outboards, Tohatsu, Excel, Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha.[32]

Awards and honors

Personal life

Martin resided mainly in Daytona Beach, Florida,[39] with his wife Arlene throughout his racing career. He has five children (four of whom are from his wife's first marriage). His son Matt raced for a time in lower series but quit after 2008. Martin's father, stepmother and half-sister died in a plane crash on August 8, 1998 in Nevada near Great Basin National Park.[40] He won at Bristol two weeks after the incident.[41] He also currently owns four car dealerships, including Mark Martin Chevrolet located in Melbourne, Arkansas and another, Mark Martin Ford and Museum, in Batesville, Arkansas.[42]

Martin and his wife, Arlene, currently reside in his hometown of Batesville, Arkansas.

Motorsports career results

NASCAR

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Sprint Cup Series

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NSCC Pts
1981 Martin-Reeder Racing 02 Pontiac RSD DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI NWS
27
DAR MAR TAL NSV
27
DOV CLT TWS RSD MCH DAY NSV
11
POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH
7
DOV MAR
3
NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD 42nd 615
1982 Buick DAY
30
ATL
19
DAR
7
TAL
10
NSV
12
DOV
5
POC
26
RSD
8
DAR
22
RCH
26
NWS
12
CLT
38
MAR
20
CAR
24
ATL
10
RSD
5
14th 3042
Pontiac RCH
26
BRI
14
NWS
25
MAR
7
CLT
27
MCH
33
DAY
31
NSV
15
POC
10
TAL
12
MCH
34
BRI
11
DOV
33
37 Buick CAR
32
1983 Jim Stacy Racing 2 Buick DAY
28
RCH
24
CAR
11
ATL
7
DAR
3
NWS
26
MAR
27
30th 1627
Ulrich Racing 6 Chevy TAL
36
Buick NSV
21
DOV BRI
Zervakis Racing 01 Chevy CLT
29
RSD POC
Morgan-McClure Motorsports 4 Olds MCH
27
DAY
19
NSV POC MCH
18
BRI DAR
17
RCH DOV MAR NWS
Chevy TAL
10
CLT
33
CAR ATL RSD
1986 Gunderman Racing 02 Ford DAY
37
RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL
DNQ
DOV CLT
22
RSD POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV
11
MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL
26
RSD
13
47th 364
1987 Hamby Racing 12 Olds DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR NWS BRI MAR TAL CLT
39
DOV POC RSD MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR RSD ATL 102nd 46
1988 Roush Racing 6 Ford DAY
41
RCH
25
CAR
12
ATL
31
DAR
6
BRI
2
NWS
29
MAR
23
TAL
12
CLT
37
DOV
9
RSD
7
POC
4
MCH
14
DAY
17
POC
7
TAL
7
GLN
28
MCH
32
BRI
27
DAR
19
RCH
4
DOV
39
MAR
9
CLT
9
NWS
19
CAR
28
PHO
36
ATL
20
15th 3142
1989 DAY
33
CAR
5
ATL
38
RCH
11
DAR
4
BRI
6
NWS
3
MAR
6
TAL
3
CLT
6
DOV
2
SON
31
POC
15
MCH
12
DAY
16
POC
3
TAL
3
GLN
2
MCH
9
BRI
20
DAR
2
RCH
17
DOV
2
MAR
23
CLT
3
NWS
2
CAR
1
PHO
3
ATL
30
3rd 4053
1990 DAY
21
RCH
1
CAR
26
ATL
5
DAR
2
BRI
2
NWS
6
MAR
7
TAL
3
CLT
3
DOV
4
SON
2
POC
14
MCH
4
DAY
11
POC
6
TAL
9
GLN
5
MCH
1*
BRI
3
DAR
6
RCH
2
DOV
2
MAR
3
NWS
1
CLT
14
CAR
11
PHO
10
ATL
6
2nd 4404
1991 DAY
21
RCH
6
CAR
14
ATL
17
DAR
4
BRI
4
NWS
9
MAR
29
TAL
24
CLT
23
DOV
5
SON
9
POC
3
MCH
3
DAY
11
POC
2
TAL
3
GLN
3
MCH
4
BRI
4
DAR
29
RCH
33
DOV
21
MAR
5
NWS
5
CLT
35*
CAR
3
PHO
19
ATL
1*
6th 3914
1992 DAY
29
CAR
5
RCH
30
ATL
13
DAR
3
BRI
15
NWS
16
MAR
1
TAL
8
CLT
33
DOV
24
SON
3
POC
2
MCH
6
DAY
8
POC
6
TAL
20
GLN
4
MCH
9
BRI
25
DAR
2
RCH
2
DOV
19
MAR
8
NWS
2
CLT
1
CAR
30
PHO
2
ATL
32
6th 3887
1993 DAY
6
CAR
5
RCH
7
ATL
32*
DAR
2
BRI
8
NWS
31
MAR
10
TAL
12
SON
40
CLT
28
DOV
4
POC
31
MCH
6*
DAY
6
NHA
2
POC
13
TAL
3
GLN
1*
MCH
1
BRI
1
DAR
1*
RCH
6
DOV
31
MAR
16
NWS
16
CLT
2
CAR
5
PHO
1*
ATL
20
3rd 4150
1994 DAY
13
CAR
4
RCH
6
ATL
5
DAR
2
BRI
21
NWS
13
MAR
3
TAL
38
SON
8
CLT
32
DOV
4
POC
5
MCH
3
DAY
4
NHA
4
POC
31
TAL
6
IND
35
GLN
1*
MCH
2
BRI
2
DAR
25
RCH
6
DOV
19
MAR
16
NWS
5
CLT
39
CAR
7
PHO
2
ATL
1*
2nd 4250
1995 DAY
3
CAR
7
RCH
8
ATL
9
DAR
37
BRI
8
NWS
3
MAR
5
TAL
1*
SON
2
CLT
28
DOV
35
POC
11
MCH
8
DAY
4
NHA
3
POC
7
TAL
7
IND
5
GLN
1*
MCH
38
BRI
5
DAR
33
RCH
15
DOV
8
MAR
12
NWS
1*
CLT
1
CAR
3
PHO
8
ATL
17
4th 4320
1996 DAY
4
CAR
32
RCH
5
ATL
26
DAR
6
BRI
3
NWS
37
MAR
21
TAL
34
SON
2
CLT
7
DOV
40
POC
4
MCH
7
DAY
11
NHA
33
POC
9*
TAL
3
IND
4
GLN
3
MCH
2*
BRI
3
DAR
3
RCH
9
DOV
5
MAR
9
NWS
9
CLT
2
CAR
7
PHO
2*
ATL
7
5th 4278
1997 DAY
7*
CAR
13
RCH
13
ATL
6
DAR
24
TEX
38
BRI
3
MAR
5
SON
1*
TAL
1
CLT
3
DOV
2
POC
4
MCH
3
CAL
10
DAY
27
NHA
5
POC
5
IND
6
GLN
5
MCH
1*
BRI
2
DAR
8
RCH
25
NHA
9
DOV
1
MAR
11
CLT
4
TAL
30
CAR
6
PHO
6
ATL
3
3rd 4681
1998 DAY
38
CAR
3*
LVS
1*
ATL
25
DAR
7
BRI
7
TEX
1
MAR
29
TAL
23
CAL
1*
CLT
4*
DOV
7
RCH
5
MCH
1
POC
5
SON
6
NHA
2
POC
2
IND
2
GLN
2
MCH
4
BRI
1*
NHA
2
DAR
40
RCH
3
DOV
1*
MAR
3
CLT
1*
TAL
34
DAY
16
PHO
2
CAR
4
ATL
3
2nd 4964
1999 DAY
31
CAR
1
LVS
10
ATL
3
DAR
5
TEX
34
BRI
2
MAR
5
TAL
3
CAL
38
RCH
2
CLT
3
DOV
3
MCH
10
POC
5
SON
2
DAY
17
NHA
6
POC
3
IND
4
GLN
10
MCH
7
BRI
6
DAR
4
RCH
35
NHA
17
DOV
1*
MAR
16
CLT
4
TAL
15
CAR
6
PHO
2
HOM
4
ATL
4
3rd 4943
2000 DAY
5
CAR
8
LVS
3
ATL
3
DAR
9
BRI
16
TEX
11
MAR
1
TAL
6*
CAL
14
RCH
32
CLT
12
DOV
36
MCH
40
POC
5
SON
3
DAY
4
NHA
3
POC
43
IND
43
GLN
2
MCH
11
BRI
3
DAR
14
RCH
3
NHA
8
DOV
6
MAR
18
CLT
5
TAL
7
CAR
40
PHO
6
HOM
3
ATL
40
8th 4410
2001 DAY
33
CAR
20
LVS
6*
ATL
41
DAR
21
BRI
34
TEX
9
MAR
39
TAL
4
CAL
40
RCH
13
CLT
4
DOV
9
MCH
16
POC
5
SON
10
DAY
18
CHI
17
NHA
18
POC
7
IND
22
GLN
15
MCH
8
BRI
37
DAR
20
RCH
19
DOV
32
KAN
6
CLT
9
MAR
7
TAL
9
PHO
19
CAR
34
HOM
24
ATL
22
NHA
9
12th 4095
2002 DAY
6
CAR
21
LVS
3
ATL
8
DAR
29
BRI
11
TEX
3
MAR
8
TAL
37
CAL
5
RCH
4
CLT
1
DOV
41
POC
2
MCH
9
SON
7
DAY
5
CHI
9
NHA
16
POC
13
IND
28
GLN
10
MCH
5
BRI
23
DAR
11
RCH
6
NHA
16
DOV
2
KAN
25
TAL
30
CLT
16
MAR
10
ATL
8
CAR
2*
PHO
4
HOM
4
2nd 4762
2003 DAY
5
CAR
7
LVS
43
ATL
42
DAR
4
BRI
29
TEX
5
TAL
26
MAR
17
CAL
17
RCH
5
CLT
29
DOV
18
POC
2
MCH
9
SON
19
DAY
20
CHI
14
NHA
18
POC
41
IND
9
GLN
10
MCH
17
BRI
36
DAR
33
RCH
13
NHA
28
DOV
22
TAL
23
KAN
20
CLT
11
MAR
14
ATL
39
PHO
10
CAR
41
HOM
33
17th 3769
2004 DAY
43
CAR
12
LVS
5
ATL
14
DAR
7
BRI
23
TEX
17
MAR
34
TAL
6
CAL
11
RCH
7
CLT
36
DOV
1
POC
36
MCH
34
SON
8
DAY
6
CHI
24
NHA
14
POC
2
IND
25
GLN
3
MCH
2
BRI
13
CAL
3*
RCH
5
NHA
13
DOV
2
TAL
15
KAN
20
CLT
13
MAR
12
ATL
2*
PHO
15
DAR
2
HOM
11
4th 6399
2005 DAY
6
CAL
7
LVS
30
ATL
4
BRI
31
MAR
3
TEX
20
PHO
16
TAL
33
DAR
4
RCH
15
CLT
28
DOV
3
POC
7
MCH
3
SON
15
DAY
39
CHI
10
NHA
15
POC
3
IND
7
GLN
7
MCH
17
BRI
16
CAL
11
RCH
13
NHA
7
DOV
4
TAL
41
KAN
1*
CLT
5
MAR
34
ATL
3
TEX
2
PHO
14
HOM
2
4th 6428
2006 DAY
12
CAL
9
LVS
6
ATL
2
BRI
6
MAR
13
TEX
9
PHO
11
TAL
35
RCH
11
DAR
8
CLT
4
DOV
9
POC
17
MCH
27
SON
13
DAY
33
CHI
18
NHA
4
POC
19
IND
5
GLN
20
MCH
5
BRI
28
CAL
12
RCH
5
NHA
11
DOV
14
KAN
3
TAL
8
CLT
30
MAR
24
ATL
36
TEX
22
PHO
6
HOM
18
9th 6168
2007 Ginn Racing 01 Chevy DAY
2
CAL
5
LVS
5
ATL
10
BRI MAR TEX
3
PHO
12
TAL RCH
17
DAR
14
CLT
11
DOV
7
POC
7
MCH
29
SON NHA DAY
17
CHI
14
27th 2960
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. IND
6
POC
9
GLN MCH
42
BRI CAL RCH
21
NHA DOV
4
KAN
12
TAL CLT
16
MAR ATL
43
TEX
34
PHO HOM
9
2008 8 DAY
31
CAL
16
LVS
10
ATL
22
BRI MAR TEX
8
PHO
5
TAL RCH
3
DAR
16
CLT
15
DOV
23
POC
10
MCH
25
SON NHA DAY
10
CHI
17
IND
11
POC
8
GLN MCH
6
BRI CAL RCH
5
NHA DOV
4
KAN
18
TAL CLT
9
MAR ATL
22
TEX
12
PHO
14
HOM 28th 3022
2009 Hendrick Motorsports 5 Chevy DAY
16
CAL
40
LVS
40
ATL
31
BRI
6
MAR
7
TEX
6
PHO
1*
TAL
43
RCH
5
DAR
1
CLT
17
DOV
10
POC
19
MCH
1
SON
35
NHA
14
DAY
38
CHI
1*
IND
2
POC
7
GLN
23
MCH
31
BRI
2*
ATL
5
RCH
4
NHA
1
DOV
2
KAN
7
CAL
4
CLT
17
MAR
8
TAL
28
TEX
4
PHO
4
HOM
12
2nd 6511
2010 DAY
12
CAL
4
LVS
4
ATL
33
BRI
35
MAR
21
PHO
4
TEX
6
TAL
5
RCH
25
DAR
16
DOV
15
CLT
4
POC
29
MCH
16
SON
14
NHA
21
DAY
28
CHI
15
IND
11
POC
7
GLN
19
MCH
28
BRI
23
ATL
21
RCH
20
NHA
29
DOV
12
KAN
14
CAL
6
CLT
14
MAR
2
TAL
11
TEX
3
PHO
8
HOM
16
13th 4364
2011 DAY
10
PHO
13
LVS
18
BRI
12
CAL
20
MAR
10
TEX
36
TAL
8
RCH
14
DAR
19
DOV
2
CLT
34
KAN
21
POC
18
MCH
9
SON
19
DAY
33
KEN
22
NHA
22
IND
8
POC
13
GLN
25
MCH
4
BRI
38
ATL
17
RCH
10
CHI
9
NHA
24
DOV
19
KAN
10
CLT
37
TAL
20
MAR
28
TEX
19
PHO
16
HOM
24
22nd 930
2012 Michael Waltrip Racing 55 Toyota DAY
10
PHO
9
LVS
18
BRI CAL
12
MAR TEX
3
KAN
33
RCH
8
TAL DAR
20
CLT
34
DOV
14
POC
2
MCH
29
SON KEN DAY NHA IND
11
POC
12
GLN MCH
35*
BRI ATL
10
RCH
3
CHI
14
NHA DOV
3
TAL CLT
6
KAN
24
MAR
7
TEX
29
PHO
10
HOM
16
26th 701
2013 DAY
3
PHO
21
LVS
14
BRI CAL
37
TEX
14
KAN
9
RCH
38
TAL DAR
25
CLT
34
DOV
9
POC
19
MCH
26
SON KEN DAY NHA IND
23
POC
18
GLN MCH
27
25th 649
Joe Gibbs Racing 11 Toyota MAR
10
Stewart-Haas Racing 14 Chevy BRI
20
ATL
25
RCH
9
CHI
17
NHA
23
DOV
19
KAN
22
CLT
42
TAL MAR
36
TEX
11
PHO
15
HOM
19
Daytona 500
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1982 Martin-Reeder Racing Buick 26 30
1983 Jim Stacy Racing Buick 12 28
1986 Gunderman Racing Ford 24 37
1988 Roush Racing Ford 38 41
1989 5 33
1990 7 21
1991 18 21
1992 5 29
1993 23 6
1994 7 13
1995 6 3
1996 15 4
1997 11 7
1998 15 38
1999 9 31
2000 9 5
2001 22 33
2002 39 6
2003 26 5
2004 8 43
2005 32 6
2006 10 12
2007 Ginn Racing Chevrolet 26 2
2008 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 12 31
2009 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2 16
2010 1 12
2011 17 10
2012 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 22 10
2013 14 3

Nationwide Series

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NNSC Pts
1982 Whitaker Racing 26 DAY RCH BRI MAR DAR HCY SBO CRW RCH LGY DOV HCY CLT ASH HCY SBO CAR CRW SBO HCY LGY IRP
26
BRI HCY RCH MAR 161st 85
Zervakis Racing Team 02 Pontiac CLT
DNQ
HCY MAR
1987 Lawmaster Racing 31 Ford DAY
6
HCY
11
MAR
6
DAR
38
BRI
6
LGY
18
SBO
18
CLT
11
DOV
1
IRP
7
ROU
1*
JFC
4
OXF
30
SBO
11
HCY
7
RAL
29
LGY
9
ROU
7
BRI
27
JFC
8
DAR
40
RCH
1
DOV
31
MAR
3
CLT
32
CAR
28
MAR
26
8th 3265
1988 Bill Davis Racing 06 Ford DAY
4
HCY CAR
1
MAR DAR
9
BRI
23
LNG NZH SBO NSV CLT
33
DOV ROU LAN LVL MYB OXF SBO HCY LNG IRP
7
ROU BRI
10
DAR
38
RCH
9
DOV
35
MAR
18
CLT
36
CAR
39
MAR 30th 1211
1989 1 DAY
21
CAR
31
MAR
9
HCY DAR
2
BRI
2
NZH
35
SBO LAN NSV CLT
39
DOV
4
ROU LVL VOL MYB
26
SBO HCY DUB IRP
2
ROU BRI
1*
DAR
42
RCH
8*
DOV
2*
MAR
17
CLT
20
CAR
24
MAR 21st 1832
1990 DAY RCH
35
CAR
8
MAR HCY DAR
36
BRI
4
LAN SBO NZH HCY CLT
31
DOV
24
ROU VOL MYB
1
OXF NHA SBO DUB IRP ROU BRI
6
DAR
28*
RCH DOV
34
MAR CLT
16
NHA CAR
4*
MAR 31st 1321
1991 01 DAY RCH CAR MAR VOL HCY
28
DAR BRI LAN SBO NZH CLT DOV ROU HCY MYB GLN OXF NHA SBO DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT NHA CAR MAR 102nd 79
1992 Roush Racing 60 Ford DAY
7
CAR
2
RCH ATL
8
MAR DAR
32
BRI HCY LAN DUB NZH
3*
CLT
33*
DOV ROU MYB GLN
30
VOL NHA TAL
27
IRP ROU MCH NHA BRI DAR
6
RCH
3
DOV CLT
31
MAR
7
CAR
1*
HCY
5
21st 1775
1993 DAY
DNQ
CAR
1*
RCH
1*
DAR
30
BRI
27
HCY
26
ROU MAR NZH CLT
35
DOV MYB GLN MLW TAL
33
IRP MCH
1*
NHA BRI DAR
1*
RCH
1*
DOV ROU CLT
1*
MAR CAR
1*
HCY ATL
26
24th 1744
DAJ Racing 32 Chevy DAY
42
1994 Roush Racing 60 Ford DAY
23
CAR
8*
RCH
8
ATL
29
MAR DAR
1*
HCY BRI
11*
ROU NHA NZH CLT
2*
DOV
3
MYB GLN MLW SBO TAL
43
HCY IRP MCH
3*
DAR
1*
RCH
2
DOV CLT
2*
MAR CAR
1*
20th 2132
Ernie Irvan Racing 28 Ford BRI
10
1995 Roush Racing 60 Ford DAY
8*
CAR
2
RCH
33
ATL
39
NSV DAR
3
BRI
2*
HCY NHA NZH CLT
4
DOV
41
MYB GLN MLW TAL
30
SBO IRP MCH
1
BRI DAR
1*
RCH
2*
DOV CLT
1*
CAR
8
HOM
5
22nd 2037
1996 DAY
3
CAR
1*
RCH
35*
ATL
7*
NSV DAR
1
BRI
1*
HCY NZH CLT
1
DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NHA TAL
27
IRP MCH
4*
BRI DAR
2
RCH
4
DOV CLT
1*
CAR
1*
HOM
3
21st 2186
1997 DAY
35
CAR
1*
RCH
1
ATL
1*
LVS DAR
4
HCY TEX
1
BRI
38
NSV TAL
1*
NHA NZH CLT
3
DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB GTY IRP MCH
11*
BRI DAR
6
RCH
8
DOV CLT
2
CAL CAR
1
HOM
3
24th 2104
1998 DAY
3
CAR
3
LVS
6
NSV DAR
24
BRI TEX
21
HCY TAL
29
NHA NZH CLT
1*
DOV RCH
5
PPR GLN MLW MYB CAL SBO IRP MCH
6
BRI DAR
8
RCH
35
DOV CLT
43
GTY CAR
3
ATL
1
HOM
3
27th 1976
1999 DAY
39
CAR
2
LVS
1*
ATL
6
DAR
39
TEX
1
NSV BRI TAL
DNQ
CAL NHA RCH
1
NZH CLT
1*
DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB PPR GTY IRP MCH
5
BRI DAR
1*
RCH
2*
DOV CLT
36
CAR
1*
MEM PHO HOM
14
26th 2048
2000 DAY CAR
1*
LVS
2
ATL
1*
DAR
1
BRI TEX
1
NSV TAL CAL RCH
4*
NHA CLT
2
DOV
2
SBO MYB GLN MLW NZH PPR GTY IRP MCH
DNQ
BRI DAR
1
RCH
3
DOV CLT
2
CAR
6
MEM PHO HOM
2*
27th 2280
2004 Roush Racing 9 Ford DAY
DNQ
CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL GTY RCH NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH
2
BRI CAL RCH
12
DOV
8
KAN CLT MEM ATL
6
PHO
6
DAR HOM 56th 617
2005 DAY CAL
1*
MXC LVS
1
ATL NSH BRI TEX
31
PHO TAL DAR RCH
7
CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI
5
NHA PPR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH
4
DOV KAN
14
CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
3
43rd 1212
2006 6 DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI TEX
24
NSH PHO
5
TAL RCH DAR
4
CLT
32
DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN MCH
5
BRI CAL
3*
RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX
4
PHO HOM 44th 973
2007 06 DAY
5
CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX
12
PHO TAL RCH 55th 743
Hendrick Motorsports 5 Chevy DAR
2
CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH
14
BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
2
2008 JR Motorsports DAY CAL LVS
1*
ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC TAL RCH DAR
23
CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH
4
BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN
38
CLT MEM TEX
3
PHO HOM 57th 663
2009 DAY CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH
7
DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 112th 146
2011 Turner Motorsports 32 Chevy DAY PHO LVS
1
BRI CAL
8
TEX TAL NSH RCH DAR DOV IOW CLT CHI MCH
7
ROA DAY KEN
14
NHA NSH IRP IOW GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 94th 01
2012 Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Toyota DAY PHO LVS
2
BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 113th 01

Camping World Truck Series

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts
1996 Roush Racing 99 Ford HOM PHO POR EVG TUS CNS HPT BRI NZH MLW LVL I70 IRP FLM GLN NSV RCH
3
NHA MAR NWS
1
SON MMR PHO LVS 55th 350
2005 Roush Racing 33 Ford DAY CAL ATL MAR GTY MFD CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW KAN KEN MEM IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA LVS MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM
8
70th 147
2006 6 DAY
1*
CAL
1*
ATL
2*
MAR
4
GTY CLT
13
MFD DOV
1*
TEX MCH
2*
MLW KAN KEN MEM IRP NSH BRI
1*
NHA
10
LVS TAL
1*
MAR
4
ATL
36
TEX PHO
2*
HOM
1*
19th 2313
2007 Wood Brothers Racing 21 Ford DAY CAL
23
ATL MAR KAN CLT
4
MFD DOV
6
TEX MCH
33
MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI
3
GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL
4
TEX PHO HOM 38th 808
2011 Turner Motorsports 32 Chevy DAY PHO DAR MAR NSH DOV CLT KAN TEX KEN IOW NSH IRP POC
7
MCH
14
BRI ATL CHI NHA KEN LVS TAL MAR TEX HOM 90th 01

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

International Race of Champions

(key) (Bold – Pole position. * – Most laps led.)

International Race of Champions results
Year Make 1 2 3 4 Pos. Pts
1990 Dodge TAL
3
CLE
6
MCH
3
4th 37
1991 DAY
7
TAL
3
MCH
4
GLN
2
3rd 56
1994 DAY
4
DAR
1*
TAL
12
MCH
2
1st 66
1995 DAY
8
DAR
1*
TAL
3
MCH
5
2nd 57
1996 Pontiac DAY
8
TAL
11
CLT
1*
MCH
1
1st 61
1997 DAY
2
CLT
1
CAL
1
MCH
8
1st 72
1998 DAY
3*
CAL
1*
MCH
2
IND
1
1st 86
1999 DAY
3*
TAL
3
MCH
5
IND
1*
2nd 74
2000 DAY
4
TAL
2
MCH
4
IND
1*
2nd 71
2003 Pontiac DAY
1*
TAL
5
CHI
5
IND
5
2nd 58
2005 Pontiac DAY
1
TEX
2
RCH
1
ATL
2
1st 89
2006 DAY
12
TEX
4*
DAY
9
ATL
6*
5th 47

Rolex Sports Car Series

(key) Bold – pole position

Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series DP results
Year Team No. Chassis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos Pts
2007 Southard Motorsports 3 Lexus / Riley Technologies DAY MEX HOM VIR LGA WGL MDO DAY IOW
8
BAR MON WGL INF MIL 72nd 23

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Davey Allison
Dale Earnhardt
Matt Kenseth
IROC Champion
IROC XVIII (1994)
IROC XX (1996), IROC XXI (1997), IROC XXII (1998)
IROC XXIX (2005)
Succeeded by
Dale Earnhardt

Tony Stewart
Preceded by
Rodney Combs
Dick Trickle
ASA National Tour Champion
1978, 1979, 1980
1986
Succeeded by
Mike Eddy
Butch Miller
Achievements
Preceded by
Darrell Waltrip
Kyle Busch
Southern 500 Winner
1993
2009
Succeeded by
Bill Elliott
Denny Hamlin
Preceded by
Jeff Burton
Coca-Cola 600 Winner
2002
Succeeded by
Jimmie Johnson
Preceded by
Rusty Wallace
Bud Shootout Winner
1999
Succeeded by
Dale Jarrett