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Mark Martin signs two-year deal with Michael Waltrip Racing

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Mark Martin (center) and Michael Waltrip (right) announce the addition of Martin to Michael Waltrip Racing's stable of drivers (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Veteran NASCAR driver Mark Martin has signed a two-year deal to drive the #00 car for Michael Waltrip Racing starting next season at the Daytona 500. Martin will drive the Aaron’s Toyota in 25 races, Waltrip will drive in four races and then fill the seat with other drivers for the remaining races pending sponsorship. You can read the entire story, plus get reaction from both Martin and Waltrip at by clicking HERE.

Inspiring Athletes posted an interview with Martin earlier this year where he talked about how his faith and his reliance on ministries like Motor Racing Outreach have helped him maintain composure on the race track in those times when things get heated in a hurry.

“Your character is slowly built and quickly eroded,” Martin said. “You’re definitely influenced whatever you are immersed in and whatever you’re around and what you’re a part of. I’m far from perfect but I have managed to earn a good deal of respect by trying to implement the kinds of things you learn about (in MRO chapel).

To read that interview with Martin, click HERE.

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