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Martin Doesn’t Plan To Drive MWR’s No. 55 In 2014, He Says

Posted By Michael J Smith On January 24, 2013 @ 2:54 pm In Cup | 2 Comments

Mark Martin during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 27, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia. [1]Mark Martin said that he doesn’t plan to drive the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota after 2013, but wouldn’t say whether or not he would retire.

Martin said:

My goal is to make this car one of the most wanted rides in NASCAR for 2014. I want to help [crew chief] Rodney Childers get there and see him race for a championship.

When asked whether or not he would drive in 2014, he said:

It’s way too early to speculate on that. I really enjoy working at Michael Waltrip Racing. I’ll be around no matter what. But I want to do everything I can to get this team in position to race for a [driver’s] championship in 2014.

Martin and Brian Vickers will split time in the car this season. Vickers could be a candidate for the No. 55 in 2014.

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