Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sometimes Nice Guys Finish First

When the checkered flag waved at Richmond International Speedway tonight, Mark Martin went from almost-on-the-bubble to first place in the Chase. Quite an accomplishment from a guy who pretty much retired from NASCAR a couple years ago.

This season, the driver of the No. 5 Chevy has managed to snag six pole positions four wins and nine top five finishes--all without controversy.

In a sport where petulant loudmouths often get the most air time, Martin stands apart as a driver who exhibits limitless class, consummate sportsmanship and consistency of performance. Martin drives clean, is generous when giving credit to his crew and he always has a smile for the cameras and race fans.

Sure, Martin's interviews may not make the most newsworthy sound bites. But all-in-all, Martin is the man.

And it's nice to see the man sittin' in the top spot after all these years.


2 comments:

  1. Mark is one of the best drivers never to win a championship. I have been a fan for many years, I don't know anyone who dislikes him. For him to win it all would be awesome!
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  2. Ty from the Great White North !September 13, 2009 at 10:12 AM

    Been a Silly Old Man Fan for Yrs ! It would be the single most inspiring event to witness Mark achieve his Championship in Cup this Ur. Go get it you Butt Kickin Old Man !

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