Monday, April 20, 2009


At 50, Mark Martin scores first victory in nearly four years.

The 36th victory of Mark Martin's career was perhaps his most fulfilling. The 50-year-old pole-sitter streaked away from Tony Stewart after a restart with six laps remaining to win Saturday night's Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Martin became the oldest driver to win in the series since Morgan Shepherd won at age 51 on March 20, 1993 at Atlanta. Martin's victory was his first since Oct. 9, 2005 at Kansas and his first since joining Hendrick Motorsports to start the 2009 season.

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