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In the spotlight: Mark Martin

Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2002

Hometown: Batesville, Ark.

Lives: Daytona Beach, Fla.

Job: Driver of No. 6 Viagra Ford for Roush Racing.

2001 record: 36 races, three top-five finishes, 15 top-10 finishes and $3,797,006 in earnings.

Career record: 505 starts, 32 wins, 192 top-five finishes, 399 top-10 finishes and $30,642,192 in earnings.

Personal notes: His 45 victories on the NASCAR Busch Series is a record ... Worked at is father's trucking company before embarking on an American Speed Association career that led to national championships in 1978, '79 and '80 ... Has finished no worse than eighth in the championshi in 12 of the last 13 years ... Lost the 1990 championship to Dale Earnhardt by 26 points after being fined 35 points at Richmond, Va., for an illegal engine part.

Hobbies: Weightlifting and building quarter midget race cars for his son, Matt.



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