Mark Martin Joins Hendrick Motorsports

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Friday July 4, 2008
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Mark Martin is returning to NASCAR
full time, agreeing to drive for powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports in
a final effort to win a championship that has eluded him for 24
years.

Martin and team owner Rick Hendrick announced the deal pairing
the 48-year-old driver with one of NASCAR's top teams, Friday at
Daytona International Speedway. Martin will race a full schedule next season, replacing Casey Mears in the No. 5 Chevrolet. Hendrick is parting ways with Mears after this season.

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