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Michigan: Martin Gets Win for Chevy

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So the first race of the season right after GM announced its removal from the Nationwide and Camping World Series, Mark “The Kid” Martin gives Chevy the win in the backyard of “The Big Three”.

Fuel milage again takes the show. Even though these types of races are not as much fun for the fan, the race yesterday had enough plot twists at the end to make it worthwhile. 

Mark Martin was sitting in third spot yesterday when the white flag dropped. That’s when the drama began. First Jimmie Johnson runs out of gas, then Greg Biffle. Martin passes on the last lap and ends up walking away with his third win of the season. This win also cements him in the 17th place overall for wins.

Not only did this win move Martin up in the overall race win category, but it also moved him up in the Chase points. Before the green flag, Martin sat in 13th spot looking into the magical “Top 12” standings. When the checkered flag fell, Martin had moved all the way to 8th place.

Hendrick continues to dominate this season with a one-two finish, and in a race that Ford desperately needed to win. Roush/Fenway looked as if they were going to take Michigan again, but came up short when Biffle ran out of gas. Carl Edwards and Biffle finished fourth and fifth respectively.

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About Christopher Smith

A long time fan of NASCAR, he attended his first race as a kid in 1979 at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the World 600. Christopher watched Darrell Waltrip drive his way to victory and from that day forward he’s been hooked. As president of RubbingsRacing.com, Christopher launched the site in 2000 and in the past decade, it has grown into a NASCAR-accredited web site hosting multiple podcasts, dedicated writers and race coverage at the majority of NASCAR-sanctioned events. Christopher is an official member of the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA).

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