Mark Martin, Michael Waltrip Racing
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:44:01 -0700
Mark Waltrip Racing driver Mark Martin will replace Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin (back) for the race at Martinsville, then Brian Vickers will take over the remaining races Hamlin misses. Vickers is scheduled to make his first start in the No. 11 car at Texas Motor Speedway. Hamlin likely will return for the May 11 race at Darlington but could also return for the May 4 race at Talladega.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:53:12 -0700
Michael Waltrip Racing driver Mark Martin will drive in the No. 11 car for Joe Gibbs Racing in place of the injured Denny Hamlin (back) at Martinsville Speedway Sunday, April 7, while Brian Vickers will be behind the wheel of the No. 55 machine for MWR. "As previously announced, Brian Vickers will race MWR's No. 55 Jet Edge Toyota Camry at MWR at Martinsville," the release said Friday, March 29.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:52:10 -0700
The deal between Joe Gibbs Racing and Mark Martin fell through Friday, March 29, as Michael Waltrip Racing has given Martin the OK to race April 7 for JGR at Martinsville Speedway only. "It was previously released that Mark Martin would handle the duties behind the wheel for the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team while Denny Hamlin recovered from injury," JGR said in a press release Friday, March 29. "Martin will drive the car in Martinsville, but (Brian Vickers) will now take over the duties beginning in Texas."
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:34:43 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing announced Friday, March 29, that driver Mark Martin will fill in for driver Denny Hamlin (back) in the No. 11 Sprint Cup car while Hamlin recovers from his injury. Martin's first race in the car will come next weekend April 7 at Martinsville Speedway. Martin will be replaced in the No. 55 car for Michael Waltrip Racing in the Cup Series with driver Brian Vickers, who is already running nine races in the No. 55 this year. Hamlin is expected to miss five races. Martin has two wins, 12 top-fives and 25 top-10s in 48 career starts at Martinsville. He has an average finish of 13.3 at the track.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:12:18 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing announced Thursday, March 28, that driver Mark Martin could replace driver Denny Hamlin (back) while he recovers from a back injury. The team is considering having Martin drive in all five races in the No. 11 car while Hamlin is sidelined. Driver Brian Vickers would pick up Martin's schedule for Michael Waltrip Racing and the No. 55 car that would include races at Texas, Kansas and Richmond. Vickers could also race for Hamlin for four races after next week at Martinsville, where he's scheduled to drive the No. 55 for Martin. Driver Elliott Sadler could also drive for Hamlin the entire time, although that is the least likely option.
Fantasy Tip: Martin and Vickers are not strong fantasy options on a weekly basis, but they might be useful as a No. 4 driver depending on the particular track that week.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:42:21 -0800
Michael Waltrip Racing driver Mark Martin said he doesn't expect to drive the team's No. 55 car in the Sprint Cup Series in 2014. "I don't expect to be in it (in 2014)," Martin said. "That's not my goal. My goal is to see … the 55 car race for the championship driver-wise." Co-owner Michael Waltrip will drive the car in three races this year while driver Brian Vickers will be in it for nine. Vickers has talked about a full-time ride with the team in 2014, and it may be in the No. 55 car. However, Martin isn't saying that he's ready to retire just yet.
Fri, 26 Oct 2012 15:27:06 -0700
Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers said he turned down Nationwide Series rides next season in order to drive a part-time schedule for the team in 2013. He'll drive nine races in the No. 55 Toyota, which will be lead mainly by driver Mark Martin. Owner Michael Waltrip will run in three races next year. Vickers is eyeing a full-time ride with the team in 2014.
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:36:55 -0700
Richard Childress Racing driver Elliott Sadler said he will not be returning to the team next season, and he is talking to several teams about Nationwide and Sprint Cup rides. Sadler is negotiating with Joe Gibbs Racing for a full-time Nationwide car and a part-time Sprint Cup ride, according to sources close to the situation. He's also talking with Michael Waltrip Racing about taking over the No. 55 car when driver Mark Martin isn't driving it. Sadler reportedly turned down a full-time Nationwide Series ride with RCR.
Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:10:24 -0700
Michael Waltrip Racing driver Mark Martin won the pole position for the Sprint Cup Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway Friday, Aug. 17.
Tue, 14 Feb 2012 09:07:52 -0800
Michael Waltrip Racing driver Mark Martin is locked in for the Daytona 500 based on 2011 owner points borrowed from FAS Lane Racing. Martin will drive the No. 55 car in the Daytona 500.
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