Mark Anthony Martin (born January 9, 1959) is an American stock car driver. He currently drives the #55 Aaron's Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on a part-time basis. He has the second most wins in the Nationwide Series with 49. He has finished second in the Sprint Cup Series standings five times and has been described by ESPN as 'The best driver to never win a championship.' Martin began his racing career as a young man on the dirt tracks of Arkansas. He moved on to asphalt racing and joined the ASA racing series. During his ASA career, Mark raced against Dick Trickle, Jim Sauter, Joe Shear and Bobby Allison. Mark went on to earn Rookie of the Year in 1977. Mark rounded out his ASA career winning twenty-two races and four championships (1978, 1979, 1980, and 1986). Martin had a tumultuous beginning in NASCAR, driving for six different teams from 1981 to 1987.
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