Mark Martin Articles

Coming off another exciting race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads south to Atlanta Motor Speedway for this weekend's AdvoCare 500. Only two races remain before the Chase for the Cup gets underway in Chicago, and if...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Neither Greg Biffle nor team owner Jack Roush is unaccustomed to visiting Victory Lane at Michigan International Speedway. So it was no surprise that the duo ended up spraying champagne following Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup race....
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
After a wild late-race battle for the win at Watkins Glen, the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads to the Irish Hills of Michigan for this weekend's Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Returning to MIS for the second time this...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Brad Keselowski isn’t afraid to question why something is or isn’t done in NASCAR. He’s inquisitive, reflective and thoughtful. Some ideas lead to fruitful discussions and some don’t. Either way, Keselowski looks ahead, never satisfied with...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
The divorce of one of NASCAR’s longtime partnerships has raised plenty of eyebrows this week. Matt Kenseth, the current point leader in the Sprint Cup Series, has been driving car owner Jack Roush’s No. 17 Ford full-time for over a dozen years....
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
To break one trend, Marcos Ambrose knows he’ll likely endure another when the Sprint Cup Series competes at Sonoma in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday in the first of two races at road courses this season. Ambrose, who won at Watkins Glen...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Of all the race tracks to add a little spice to the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Pocono Raceway was not expected to be it. A 2.5-mile, flat tri-oval that’s seen its share of strung-out racing, the speedway was also recently repaved — a move...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
This week has certainly been an interesting one in the world of NASCAR. Jimmie Johnson scored his seventh career Dover win on Sunday, tying him with Richard Petty and Bobby Allison for the most all-time wins at the Monster Mile. Kurt Busch was...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Quick, what do the names Kevin Conway and Andy Lally have in common? Are they: A) Two prominent Wall Street investment bankers B) Battling for the same role in One Life To Live C) Americans running in the Tour de France D) The 2010 and 2011...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
The Long and Short of It What was supposed to be a celebration has become a burden for Hendrick Motorsports. Mired in a 15-race winless drought, its longest since 2002-03, the organization remains at 199 Cup victories as the series heads to...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
In its sixth full season of Sprint Cup competition, Michael Waltrip Racing is making a push at becoming a powerhouse on NASCAR’s premier circuit. MWR’s three-team operation has combined for five top 5s and 12 top 10s thus far in 2012....
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
This is what retirement is supposed to be like. “This is so much fun,’’ Mark Martin said after his third-place finish last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Well, the 53-year-old Martin never said he was retiring, just that he wouldn’t race a...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro The NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings have always been more consistency-based than win-centric. This season alone, two-time race winner Tony Stewart found himself third in the standings behind winless drivers Greg Biffle and...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
by Vito Pugliese “I’m sorry guys, I just … can’t drive my racecar …” Those words, tinged with embarrassment, pain and reservation, served as both the low point and springboard for Michael Waltrip Racing. Sitting in his crumpled Camry on the...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
In celebration of Athlon Sports' upcoming 10th annual Racing magazine, we've dug into the archives to uncover some of the most memorable features, profiles and Q&As that have graced our pages. Visit the site daily for more retrospective looks...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
In celebration of Athlon Sports' upcoming 10th annual Racing magazine, we've dug into the archives to uncover some of the most memorable features, profiles and Q&As that have graced our pages. Visit the site daily for more retrospective looks...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
In celebration of Athlon Sports' upcoming 10th annual Racing magazine, we've dug into the archives to uncover some of the most memorable features, profiles and Q&As that have graced our pages. Visit the site daily for more retrospective looks...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
by Vito Pugliese Just three points separate Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards as they settle the 2011 Sprint Cup championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But is this really the greatest (or even the closest) title fight ever? Athlon Sports...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
In celebration of Athlon Sports' upcoming 10th annual Racing magazine, we've dug into the archives to uncover some of the most memorable features, profiles and Q&As that have graced our pages. Visit the site daily for more retrospective looks...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
by Mike Neff For the last four years on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit, the mantra has been the same at the start of the Chase: Jimmie Johnson doesn’t have another title in him this season. Or crew chief Chad Knaus is behind the times. Or this...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: AAA 400 Location: Dover, Del. TV: ESPN (2:00 p.m. EST) May Winner: Ryan Newman Specs: 1-mile oval; Banking/Turns: 24°; Banking/Straightaways: 9° Race Length: 400 miles/400 laps Track Qualifying...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago

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