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Martin to drive for JGR in Nationwide race at LVMS

February 15, 2012, Team Release,

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Mark Martin will drive for the team in the Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March.

"We've always hoped to have the opportunity for Mark to drive for us and to have him behind the wheel of our Interstate Batteries Toyota for the Nationwide race in Vegas is exciting," said JGR president J.D. Gibbs. "He is a great example to all drivers of the dedication it takes to be successful and certainly we're honored to have him part of our efforts in 2012."

While Martin is only currently scheduled to race for JGR at LVMS, the team is still working on opportunities to secure additional races for the veteran driver..

Martin currently has 49 career victories in 235 Nationwide starts. His most recent victory came last season in the No. 32 car at LVMS. He had four total starts in 2011, with the one victory and three top-ten finishes.

"This is exciting," Martin said. "No organization has been better in the Nationwide Series over the past three or four seasons and to have the chance to get behind the wheel of a Joe Gibbs Racing Nationwide car will be a thrill. Maybe I can pick up a few more races and try to catch Kyle to get my record back again."