Return to Roush Fenway Racing for Mark Martin
Mark Martin is returning to Roush Fenway Racing but this time not as a driver but as a development coach for the team. He explained that he was very excited to be back as part of the team that he helped to build in the first place. He explained that when he first joined there was no talk of money but it was all about getting the cars and drivers right to win races and that is still what it is like now which is why he wants to be involved.
It was back between 1988 and 2006 when he won 35 races as a driver for the team. He will now be working closely with two current drivers, Trevor Bayne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr who are full time drivers for the team in the Sprint Cup Series.
Martin left Roush to drive part time for Hendrick Motorsports and then Michael Waltrip Racing for a few seasons. In 2013 he was the main substitute driver for Tony Stewart at Stewart-Hass Racing.
Roush explained that Mark was a stand out driver because he always wanted to win. He also put the team on the map and he said that it would be great to have him on the team again. He explained that they were good friends but that Mark was also fiercely competitive which will have an influence on the young drivers. He knows what you have to do in order to win and how to do it consistently and he will be an asset on the team.
It was Sunday when the team announced that Greg Biffle would come back to them in 2015 but that Carl Edwards would be moving on. It was thought that Carl Edwards will go to Jow Gibbs Racing next season although this has not yet been officially confirmed.