Mark Martin will drive for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Nationwide Series in 2012, the team announced via a press release .
Martin will drive the Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March.
This is exciting. No organization has been better in the Nationwide Series over the past three or four seasons and to have the chance to get behind the wheel of a Joe Gibbs Racing Nationwide car will be a thrill. Maybe I can pick up a few more races and try to catch Kyle [Busch] to get my record back again.
Team president JD Gibbs said:
We’ve always hoped to have the opportunity for Mark to drive for us and to have him behind the wheel of our Interstate Batteries Toyota for the Nationwide race in Vegas is exciting. He is a great example to all drivers of the dedication it takes to be successful and certainly we’re honored to have him part of our efforts in 2012.