The Frontstretch: Top Ten Reasons Mark Martin Signed With Hendrick and through 2011 by Jeff Meyer -- Wednesday September 23, 2009

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10. Wanted to keep Keselowski in a Penske PoS for another two years.

9. Put a bug in Rick’s ear that Danica is probably just as big a cash cow as Junior.

As she sat before the media, racing’s biggest diva thought to herself, “the road to NASCAR goes through a 50-year-old man?!”

8. He isn’t eligible to qualify for NASCAR’s pension plan yet.

7. Gets off on teasing others his age (or younger) that have retired.

6. Figures, what with the tie-in, there’s bound to be an infomercial for some fitness product in his future featuring him and Danica.

5. Doesn’t feel he’s earned respect yet as a race car driver.

4. Never learned a “backup” trade in case this racing thing doesn’t work out.

3. Has to recoup his losses after investing heavily in Mayfield Motorsports.

2. Always wanted to rip open his shirt during a commercial (go to to see what happens next!)

1. After all those years in the Viagra car, he still gets “excited” driving in NASCAR (luckily, the races never last over four hours!).

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Dans Mom
09/23/2009 10:38 AM

0.5 He wants to match Jimmie Johnson and Cale Yarborough’s 3 straight Championships and go out on top.

09/23/2009 04:01 PM

NR 12, he wanted to give losers like you somthing to talk about… Penske POS…HUH!

09/23/2009 09:00 PM

Penske POS…Yuh!


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