Martin Signs Contract Extension

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Mark Martin has signed a contract extension
to run a full schedule with Hendrick Motorsports through 2011.

Martin begins the Chase for the championship Sunday at New
Hampshire International Raceway as the points leader in the Sprint
Cup Series. He earned the top spot with four victories this year.

It's been a resurgent year for 50-year-old Martin, who originally was going to drive just one full season for Hendrick.

But his performance has been among the best in NASCAR, and it's led
him to agree to drive longer.

Hendrick said will be the primary sponsor of Martin's No. 5 car starting next season. The deal is for 20 races a season.

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