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NASCAR Daily News Headlines * March 12, 2008
Martin To Hold Fan Appreciation DaysNASCAR driver Mark Martin will host his fourth annual Fan Appreciation Days at his museum in his hometown of Batesville, Ark. on March 21 and 22. This will be the fourth annual holding of the event, which started in 2005 and has become a favorite of the fans and drivers alike.
“It’s really turned into one of my favorite things to do all year,” said Martin, who has made over 700 career Sprint Cup starts in his 30 plus year racing career. “It’s different than anything else we do, because it isn’t centered around a race or anything else. It’s a time when I can take my time and really get to enjoy the time with the fans.”
As in years past, Martin will be joined by an all-star cast for the event. For the second consecutive year, NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart will be on hand, as well as fellow long time NASCAR competitor Ken Schrader and Dale Earnhardt Inc. teammate and co-driver Aric Almirola. They will be joined by Busch East Champion Joey Logano and MotoX Champion and legend Ricky Carmichael.
“We’ve been really fortunate to have some of the best in the business in here for the event,” added Martin. “Rusty Wallace came in for the first one and we’ve had champions like Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart. Tony’s coming again and I know that we are all going to have a great time with the fans that weekend.
“It’s just a great way to give back to the fans that have given me so much over the years,” said Martin. “It really is one of the most rewarding things that we do each year. I grew up in Batesville and it’s just awesome to have everyone come out here and show their support each year and it’s just as awesome to be able to share that with them.”
Mark Martin Fan Appreciation Days Schedule – March 21 and 22
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Roush Won't Appeal PenaltiesRoush Fenway Racing announced today that it will not appeal the penalties imposed by NASCAR following its post-race inspection of the No. 99 car at Las Vegas.
“We have conducted a thorough internal investigation and have found no evidence whatsoever that anyone intended for the bolt/nut fastener to fail to secure the lid for the entire race,” said Jack Roush, team owner. “We have subsequently added protective measures to insure that the lid will remain fastened even if a failure of this type should again occur.”
Geoff Smith, president of Roush Fenway Racing said, “We realize in the NASCAR system of penalty administration that simple negligence, by itself, is never sufficient grounds to overturn or reduce a penalty. Consequently, no appeal will be made of the penalties assessed by NASCAR.”
About Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing is NASCAR’s largest team operating 13 motorsports teams. Five in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with drivers Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and David Ragan; four in the Nationwide Series with Kenseth, Biffle, Edwards, McMurray, Ragan, Erik Darnell and Colin Braun; and three in the Craftsman Truck Series with Darnell, Braun, Bobby East and John Wes Townley; and one in the ARCA RE/MAX Series with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. For more information on any of the Roush Fenway Racing teams, log onto www.RoushFenway.com.
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