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Martin Realistic After Johnson’s Debacle at Texas

Despite gaining 111 points on defending champion Jimmie Johnson in Sprint Cup points after the Dickies 500 at Texas, Mark Martin isn't expecting his Hendrick Motorsports teammate to gift-wrap the title based on one poor performance. Rather, the one they call "The Kid" is expecting a fight in the final two races just to stay a bridesmaid. "I still have got my hands full for the top-six positions with all those guys—two guys that knocked me out of championships are breathing down my neck, so the race is still on," Martin, 50, told the media after the race, in which he finished fourth. "I don't know why everybody tries to cap this thing out and doesn't just wait and watch. There are still two races to go and still things that can happen." On...

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