Tag Archives: Mark Martin

Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Sylvania 300 at Loudon

Harvick dominated at New Hampshire Sunday, leading 118 of the final 123 laps to take the checkered flag first for the second week in a row. Finishing .777 seconds in front of second-place Tony Stewart, Harvick took not only the win but the points lead for the first time in his Nextel Cup career, starting his Chase out on the right foot.

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2006 Sylvania 300 at Loudon Edition

As fall nears and a brisk chill begins to fill the air, the battle for the 2006 Nextel Cup championship is just starting to heat up. Just one race into the 10-race Chase, the points standings have already jumbled up faster than the leaves can start to change colors. With the driver points for the top 10 reset so that everyone was separated by just five points, Sunday's race caused each Chaser to leave in a different position in the points standings than where they started. For some teams, that was good news; they withstood the first test of the championship battle and came out of Sunday's race intact. For others, though, the day turned out to be anything but sunny, and they now find themselves in jeopardy of staring at an empty trophy case far earlier than they should be.

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Who Will Win The 2006 Chase? Frontstretch Weighs In

Now that the field is set, who will win the 2006 Chase for the Championship? Read on to find out who your favorite Frontstretch writer picked... and why.

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Full Throttle: Salute to You III?

Mark Martin announced his retirement in 2004. He said 2005 would be his last season in Cup. He and Rusty Wallace did all of the commensurate glad handing. They accepted rocking chairs and art work and all of the assorted paraphernalia that is associated with a farewell tour. Then Jack Roush got into a bind.

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Mark Martin: Time To Change The Legacy

Dubbed the "greatest driver who never won a title," Mark Martin has once again qualified for a spot in NASCAR's Nextel Cup Chase to the Championship by virtue of his fifth place finish at Richmond last Saturday night. The Arkansas native, along with Roush Racing teammate Matt Kenseth and Hendrick driver Jimmie Johnson, is one of only three men to have earned the right to compete for a championship all three years the Chase format has been adopted. But while Kenseth already has a title under his belt and Johnson has a decade or more of competition left to win one, Martin finds himself racing with a different sense of urgency as the season begins to reach its climax.

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Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Chevy Rock ‘N’ Roll 400 at Richmond

On a rock 'n' roll extravaganza of a night at Richmond where the Barenaked Ladies took center stage, Tony Stewart exited stage right, and Matt Kenseth staged his claim as the lead singer of the upcoming Chase for the Championship tour, it was Kevin Harvick who ended up stealing the show before the curtain closed on NASCAR's "regular season."

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