Still, he says he ain’t climbing behind the wheel at Bristol. He’s testing with his team at Thunder Valley in Tennessee this week, but even the points lead won’t lure him into a full season schedule.
Gosh, I love that little feller.
Martin takes Nextel Cup points lead, first for Ginn Racing
Mark Martin finished fifth in his second race with Ginn Racing, giving him the points lead. Ginn Racing — formerly MB2 Motorsports — hasn’t led the standings at any point in its 10-year history.
Mark Martin last held the points lead in 2002, when he led the standings with eight races to go. He finished second that season to Tony Stewart.
Martin was strong all day at Fontana, spending 170 laps in the top 10 and leading a lap for a second consecutive race. He led one lap at Fontana, giving him a five-point lead over Jeff Burton, who finished fourth.