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Mark Martin: A Piece of NASCAR History Missed

This weekend in Homestead, history was made. Jimmie Johnson won his fourth championship in a row. Hendrick Motorsports accomplished the first one-two-three points finish in the history of the sport. But the piece of history that was missed was that either way the championship went, history was going to be made. While the press handed out the nickname of Superman to Jimmie Johnson, perhaps it would have been better placed with his teammate and challenger Mark Martin. Martin is the oldest driver to ever contend for the championship. He came out of semi-retirement to do that after two years. He finished second for the fifth time in his career. He did so with five wins, 14 top-fives, 21 top-10s and seven poles. He accomplished this at the age o...

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