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Mark Martin Defied The Odds at The Age 50, But Can He Do It Again at 51?

Pride, dignity, respect and  "age is just a number" are a few ways to describe the career of NASCAR’s most dignified driver in the past decade. Heartbreak, misfortune, calamity and "the agony of defeat" can also be mixed in to get the true meaning of how Mark Martin, driver of the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, has dealt with the emotional rollercoaster he has ridden throughout his career. No other driver has paid the piper so many times without receiving the treasures that are usually rewarded to those who diligently seek to be the best. Martin has been through many battles during his 27 years in the NASCAR cup series. He has logged over 219,306 gut wrenching laps and 278,583.2 long, hard-fought miles du...

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