Two drivers that have driven the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet shared their mutual admiration for each other on Twitter this week.
Freshly locked into the Championship 4 following his win at Texas, Kyle Larson answered a fan question on Twitter asking about which retired driver he’d like to race against today. You can see his answer below and watch it as well.
His answer: “There’s a handful of guys I’ve gotten to race with that are now retired that I wish I could have raced with in their prime. Tony Stewart. Jeff Gordon. I got to be in the same race with Mark Martin maybe once or twice. My first Cup race I know I did. Mark Martin would be another one. I’ve heard a lot of people say he’s the most talented race car driver they’ve gotten to work with. Mark would be on that list as well.”
That led to NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2017 member Mark Martin responding on Twitter with his own praise of the driver that spoke of him.
— Mark Martin (@markmartin) October 23, 2021
Both drivers scored wins for Hendrick. Five of Martin’s 40 Cup wins came driving for the organization, while eight of Larson’s 14 Cup wins to date have come this season at Hendrick.