Mark Martin NNS Michigan Quick Facts

MARK MARTIN QUICK FACTS

No. 32 Dollar General Chevy

Michigan International Speedway

CarParts.com
American Muscle

Alliance Truck Parts 250

June 18, 2011

No. 32 Dollar General Chevrolet News and Notes

• Welcome Back – Mark Martin returns to the No. 32 Dollar General Chevy this week for his third of four NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) starts for Turner Motorsports. In his two previous starts for Turner Motorsports this season, Martin recorded the team’s first win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and an eighth-place finish at Auto Club Speedway.

• Sorenson Back on Top – After the Dollar General team’s sixth-place finish at Chicagoland Speedway two weeks ago, Reed Sorenson returned to the top of the NNS driver standings. It is the second time this season that Sorenson has been leading the points. He currently holds the top spot by two markers over Elliott Sadler. This weekend, Sorenson will be piloting the No. 30 Rexall Chevrolet at Michigan while attempting to keep his place atop the point standings.

• Martin at Michigan – Martin has made 11 NNS starts at Michigan International Speedway, notching two wins, eight top-fives, nine top-10s and one pole award with 304 laps led. He has an average start of 10.6 and an average finish of 5.1. Martin recorded his first NNS Michigan win in his first series start at the track in 1993, with the second two years later in 1995.

• Looking for Golden Win No. 50 – Throughout his illustrious NNS career, Martin has amassed 49 wins, the most of any driver in the series. Even though there is fierce competition for the title from Kyle Busch, who has 48 series victories, Martin enters the Michigan weekend still on top and looking for win number 50.

• Consistency Is Key for Dollar General Team – The No. 32 Dollar General team continues to prove their worth week in and week out with consistent finishes. In the 14 races run this season, the Trent Owens-led group has 12 top-10 finishes which leads all NNS teams. Additionally, the Dollar General team has posted one win and six top-five finishes, putting them third in the owner point standings.

• This Week’s Impala – This weekend, Martin will pilot TMS-130 in the Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway. This is a brand new car and will see its first competitive laps this weekend at the two-mile track.

Martin on racing for Turner Motorsports again this weekend:

“I’m really looking forward to getting back in that Dollar General car for Turner Motorsports this weekend. We didn’t have the result at California that we were looking for, but still got a solid top-10 finish out of it. I’m hoping we can go out there and do what we did in Vegas and get another win for all those guys. Engines are super important at Michigan, and, of course, we have Hendrick horsepower, so that’s encouraging, too. I love racing in the Nationwide Series and am hoping to get to number 50 on the win list this week.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Man, I hope he pulls off a win this weekend. Its encouraging to see that this is a new car… means that Turner’s putting their latest and greatest stuff behind Mark. It should pay off… Mark driving a Nationwide race at Michigan is practically a guaranteed top-10. Mark seems to get along really well with the guys at Turner Motorsports… I hope this relationship continues in 2012, maybe with Mark running an expanded schedule for Turner. I’d love to see him go full-time Nationwide and run for the championship.

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