Mark Martin

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After Michigan win, Martin still sees room for improvement - USA Today
By Chris Trotman, Getty Images By Nate Ryan, USA TODAY At a point in his career when he's drawing effusive accolades from his car owner, crew chief and four-time champion teammate, Mark Martin naturally is worried about getting fired....
Michigan: Mark Martin NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Quotes - Winner - PaddockTalk
UNOFFICIALLY, YOU'VE GOT THE BOSS'S NUMBER 5 MACHINE UP TO 8TH IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS "Hey, that's awesome man, I love it. And I want to thank Sprint too and all the fans, thank you guys." TALK ABOUT THE FINAL STRETCH DRIVER TO THE CHECKERS....
NASCAR Then & Now: Youthful Kyle Busch Vs. Legendary Mark Martin - Bleacher Report
While you probably won't see Mark Martin banging fenders with Kyle Busch any time soon, if you were a Cup owner, which of these two drivers would you choose for a full season of racing? 50-year-old Martin is the face of "Old School" NASCAR,...
Mark Martin: How's That Song Go? Old Man River? - Bleacher Report
But Mark Martin was signed to run the five this year (supposedly instead of Brad Keslowski). Mark would replace Kyle Busch and be paired with Alan Gustafson. He signed a one-year deal, with a second option year. And with enthusiasm and enjoyment,...
Mark Martin fastest in final practice session at MIS - MLive.com
by Mike Pryson | Jackson Citizen Patriot BROOKLYN -- Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. made the biggest leaps in practice Saturday and could be drivers to watch at the start of the lifelock 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International...
Chat with Boris Said - ESPN
Boris, with three wins this season, should Mark Martin be pretty much assured a spot in the Chase? I don't think he's assured it yet, but I definitely believe he'll make the Chase. Do you expect to see Kyle Busch dominanting at Infineon like he did...
Attorney defends trooper in Okla. ambulance stop - The Associated Press
What Martin didn't know then, his lawyer said Monday, was that there was a patient in the back of the ambulance. "He's not this ogre, this depriver of people's rights," the trooper's attorney, Mark James, said. "He's a good man....
Mark Martin wins NASCAR race in Michigan - Mason City Globe Gazette
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NASCAR move popular as a blowout - Detroit Free Press
While Mark Martin was driving to victory in a Chevrolet at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, the words of NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France were still reverberating around the media center. A few hours before Martin won the amazing...
I know we're all supposed to love Mark Martin but... - Arizona Daily Star
Is Martin a nice guy? Sure seems like it. But I didn't like him 15 years ago and I see no reason why that should change. Now I don't hate the guy and when he wins, which he has done three times this year, it doesn't upset me but I'm not going to act...

J. Mark Martin

J. Mark Martin (19??—) is the senior pastor of Calvary Community Church in Phoenix, Arizona, a Calvary Chapel. He received a B.A. in theology from Pacific Union College in Angwin, California and for six years pastored in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In 1982, he was forced to resign from being a pastor in the Adventist church.

He began Calvary Community Church, a non-denominational church in 1982 in a northwest Phoenix school band room that has since grown from 11 people into a fellowship of over 12,000. In 1984 an invitation was extended by Pastor Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, California to join the Calvary Chapel Fellowship of churches.

Pastor Martin is the author of the newly released book "Psalms Today". The book is a 365 daily devotional through the book of Psalms.

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Mark Martin (murderer)

Mark Martin (born 1981 in Nottingham, England) is a British murderer.

He killed three homeless women in Nottingham between December 2004 and January 2005, declaring his ambition to become "Nottingham's first serial killer".

His victims were Zoe Pennick (aged 26), Ellen Frith (aged 25) and Katie Baxter (aged 18).

Martin was subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment and on 23 February 2008 The Times reported that he was one of around 50 prisoners to have been issued with whole life tariffs and were unlikely ever to be released.

He had two accomplices in his murders. John Ashley (born 1972) was found guilty of taking part in two of the murders and received life imprisonment with a recommended minimum of 25 years, while Dean Carr (born 1976) was found guilty of taking part in the murder of Ellen Frith and received life imprisonment with a recommended minimum of 14 years.

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Mark Martin (racecar driver)

Mark Martin drives the number eight Army Chevrolet into turn one at Texas Motor Speedway en route to the team’s eight-place finish in the Samsung 500 NASCAR race.

Mark Anthony Martin (born January 9, 1959 in Batesville, Arkansas) is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver for Hendrick Motorsports and drives the #5 Kellogg's/Carquest Chevrolet Impala SS, and is also a part-time driver in the Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports. Martin is known for his consistency, as he has finished in the top ten eleven times in 2008 out of the twenty-one starts he has made. He also qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup all 3 years he raced full-time during its existence. Mark Martin also currently holds the record for most Nationwide Series wins with 48.

Martin realized his need for speed as a child when his dad would put him in his lap while driving and let him steer, all the while pushing down on the gas harder and harder, telling Mark to "keep it on the road". Mark admits he was scared but never went off the road.

Mark began his racing career as an early teen on the dirt tracks of his home state, Arkansas. With great success he moved on to ashphalt racing and joined the ASA (American Speed Assosiation)racing series. He went on to earn rookie of the year, Mark rounded out his ASA career winning twenty two races and three championships in 1978, 1979, and 1980.

In 1987, he gave NASCAR racing another shot by running in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, which was called the Busch Series during this time. After a win at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware, he was spotted by car owner Jack Roush. In 1988, Martin began a long relationship with Roush that continued for 19 years, driving the #6 car which was most notably sponsored by Valvoline.

Overall, Martin has 36 career NASCAR Cup wins and has finished second in the Sprint Cup Series point standings four times (1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002). However, after 19 years of racing for Jack Roush, he has never been able to capture the championship, though this is not from a lack of effort. In 1990, a 46-point penalty at Richmond for using an illegal (but non-performance enhancing) carburetor spacer caused him to lose to Dale Earnhardt by 26 points in the final standings, later NASCAR stated that they should not have penalized him, but they could not retract the decision.

Martin has also won five IROC titles (1994, 1996, 1997 1998 and 2005) in addition to 13 races, both records for that series.

Martin announced he would retire after the 2005 season, dubbing the season the "Salute to You" tour as a thank you to his fans. In June 2005, it was announced that Jamie McMurray would replace Martin in the #6 car in 2007. This, however, left Roush without a driver for the #6 car in 2006. Martin later agreed to come back and drive for the 2006 season. Ultimately, it was announced that McMurray would be released from his contract at Chip Ganassi Racing one year early and would take over for Kurt Busch, who was dismissed from the Roush organization prior to the end of the 2005 season. David Ragan was announced as Martin's replacement in the #6 for 2007.

On October 6, 2006, it was announced that Martin would instead split time with current Busch Series driver Regan Smith in the Ginn Racing #01 U.S. Army Chevrolet in 2007. Roush Racing announced that due to team limits imposed by NASCAR, they could not field a team for Martin for all 20 races he wanted to run in 2007, forcing Martin to move on, at least in the Nextel Cup Series. However, Martin drove two races for Roush Fenway Racing in the Busch Series, and also drove in three races for Hendrick Motorsports, sharing the #5 with Kyle Busch.

Martin finished second in the 2007 Daytona 500, only 0.020 seconds behind Kevin Harvick. Martin had led going into the final lap before Harvick stormed from seventh to win on the outside. There has been much controversy over whether or not the caution flag should have came out, which could have affected the outcome of the race. Normally, the caution flag is shown as soon as a car or more make contact with the wall.

2007 was Martin's first season to start with three consecutive top-five finishes. Martin is the only part-time driver in NASCAR history to not win the opening race and lead the points standings. It is also the first time he has had three consecutive top-five finishes since 2002. Martin is also the oldest driver in the modern era to lead the Nextel Cup points for more than one week. Martin led the Nextel Cup points from the second race of the season, the Auto Club 500, through the fourth race of the season, the Kobalt Tools 500. Martin sat out the Food City 500, becoming the first driver since Cale Yarborough to sit out a race as the points leader.

On July 25, 2007, Dale Earnhardt, Inc. announced it had acquired Ginn Racing. Mark Martin would join Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Martin Truex, Jr., and Paul Menard as a driver for DEI starting at the 2007 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. He would share the #01 car with Aric Almirola for the rest of the season.

On September 8, 2007, it was announced that Martin would share the #8 car with Aric Almirola in the 2008 Sprint Cup Series with sponsorship from the U.S. Army.

Martin made his 700th career start at the 2008 Auto Club 500.

On March 1, 2008, Mark Martin won the 2008 Sam's Town 300 driving the #5 Delphi Chevrolet for JR Motorsports. It was Martin's 48th career Nationwide Series victory and JR Motorsports' 1st win.

Martin finished out 2008 with 11 top-10's out of the 21 races he was in.

During the weekend of the 2008 Toyota/Save Mart 350, ESPN reported that Mark Martin was leaving Dale Earnhardt, Inc. following the 2008 season. It was announced that Aric Almirola who shared the #8 car with Mark Martin would drive the car full-time in 2009.

On July 4, 2008, Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick and Martin announced that he will replace Casey Mears in the #5 car for the 2009 season, running a full-time schedule for the first time since 2006. Martin signed a two-year contract with Hendrick, with a full-time schedule for the 2009 season and part time, 26-race schedule for 2010. Martin grabbed his first pole since 2001 at the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta, and followed up with back-to-back poles in the following week Bristol.

On April 18, 2009, Mark Martin became the fourth driver to win a Cup race in NASCAR after turning 50, in winning the 2009 Subway Fresh Fit 500 from the pole. The other three were Bobby Allison, Morgan Shepherd (twice), and Harry Gant (8 times, last in 1993). His win snapped a 97-race winless streak going back to 2005.

Martin currently resides in Daytona Beach, Florida with his wife Arlene and five children (four of whom are from wife Arlene's first marriage). Martin's father, stepmother and stepsister died in a tragic plane crash on August 8, 1998 in Nevada near Great Basin National Park. Martin enjoys listening to rap music. Martin is also an avid pilot and flies his personal jet to and from races. He also currently owns two car dealerships. Mark Martin Chevrolet located in Melbourne, Arkansas and another, Mark Martin Ford-Mercury, in Batesville, Arkansas.

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Mark Martin (cartoonist)

Mark Martin is an American cartoonist.

Martin's work most likely lighthearted humor and satire, illustrated in an energetic and elaborate style. His first major work in the 1980s was Gnatrat, a parody of Batman featuring a rat who dresses as a gnat to fight crime. He went on to work on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, and created a long-running humor strip featured in Comics Buyer Guide, "20 Nude Dancers 20". As an editor, Martin created the anthology Hyena and briefly oversaw a humor section in Heavy Metal. He then moved toward working almost exclusively in children's comics, often for Nickelodeon's Nickelodeon Magazine, while producing other work for his Web site.

His collaborations with long-time friend Jim Woodring include the children's series Tantalizing Stories, and several mini-comics featuring their characters Frank and Montgomery Wart.

Martin is often mistaken for the race-car driver Mark Martin; this is a frequent subject of his comics in recent years.

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