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Published on September 18th, 2009 | by Michael J Smith


Martin Signs Extension With Hendrick Motorsports

martin1Mark Martin has signed a contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports. The deal will keep Martin in the car through the 2011 season. has signed on to sponsor the No. 5 Chevy for 20 races in the Sprint Cup series – including the season-opening Daytona 500.

Team owner Rick Hendrick said:

I can’t overstate the contribution [Mark Martin’s] made or the kind of teammate he’s been, and we’re excited that he’ll race with us for the next two years. With his focus and dedication, he will continue to make all of us better.

Mark Martin said:

It’s a real privilege to have this opportunity with and to work with Rick, Alan [Gustafson] and everyone at Hendrick Motorsports. I’m looking forward to building on what we’ve started and driving some great race cars.

Martin originally retired 2006, but came back to drive a partial schedules with Ginn Racing and Dale Earnhardt Inc. This year, Martin has shown a resurgence, winning four races in his first year running a full schedule since 2006. He is currently the points leader heading into the first weekend of the Chase.

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2 Responses to Martin Signs Extension With Hendrick Motorsports

  1. ???? ?? says:

    Racing is most exciting sport in the world

    at alest this is my opinion

    thanks for this nice blog

  2. bill says:

    i love martin’s attitude and winning ways. I found this great viral video game that features all of the Hendricks guys and you racing across the country

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