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OCTOBER 16, 2001

TALLADEGA FAST FACTS
VIAGRA(r) (sildenafil citrate) ROUSH RACING #6 FORD TAURUS

DRIVER: Mark Martin CAR OWNER: Jack Roush

EVENT: EA Sports 500
Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega, AL
2.66-mile oval, 500 miles/188 laps
2000 winner: Dale Earnhardt

DATES: Race: Sunday, October 21, 12:00 p.m. (CDT)
Qualifying: Bud Pole, Friday, October 19, 3:00 p.m.

TELEVISION: NBC (Live) RADIO: MRN Radio

RACE RECORDS: 500-miles: Mark Martin, 188.354 mph, 5/10/97
Qualifying: Bill Elliott, 212.809 mph, 4/30/87

2000 EVENT: Started: 27th 
Finished: 7th

EA SPORTS 500 CAREER: (Year - Start/Finish): 2000 - 27/7; 1999 - 9/15; 1998 - 8/34; 1997 - 31/30; 1996 - 8/3; 
1995 - 11/7; 1994 - 6/6; 1993 - 25/3; 1992 - 16/20; 1991 - 2/3; 1990 - 4/9; 1989 - 1/3; 1988 - 20/7; 1983 - 8/10; 
1982 - 25/12

NOTES AND QUOTES
Mark Martin has never looked forward to racing at Talladega Superspeedway, but he and the team are 
optimistic about this weekend's race. They are taking their best restrictor-plate car, JR-59, which has been 
very successful throughout the past year. The team is also looking to continue their streak of top-10 finishes. 
Martin has posted three consecutive top-10 finishes since Kansas, including his most recent seventh place 
finish at Martinsville on Monday.

"We had one of the best runs we've had in a long time at Martinsville," Martin said. "That is a track we struggle 
at a lot and to run up front there really felt good. Talladega is another tough track for us, but not for the same reasons as Martinsville. At Martinsville, your car has to be good to be competitive. At Talladega, luck plays a 
big factor in the outcome of the race. You don't need the best car to win, you just need to avoid the big wreck 
that is bound to happen with that many cars racing so close together."

Martin and the Viagra( team had a strong run at Talladega in April with a fourth place finish. Martin led the 
race with 42 laps to go. He was fifth with eight laps to go and came across the finish line four-wide on the final 
lap, which gave him his first top-five finish of the season.

"We had a great race in the spring," Martin said. "If the drivers can use their heads and have a nice safe race again, then I think our chances of doing well are pretty good. It wouldn't break my heart to not have these four restrictor-plate races every year, but as long as they are on the schedule we have to make the best of each 
one. We're gaining on the top 10 in points every week, so we can't give up now with only six races to go."



MARK MARTIN'S CAREER RECORD - TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY

Date Event S F Laps Reason Money Won
4/22/01 Talladega 500 5 4 188 Running $126,126
4/16/00 DieHard 500 5 6 188 Running 79,905
10/15/00 Winston 500 27 7 188 Running 62,350
4/25/99 DieHard 500 6 3 188 Running 91,230
10/17/99 Winston 500 9 15 188 Running 53,710
4/26/98 DieHard 500 38 23 180 Running 41,990
10/11/98 Winston 500 8 34 166 Running 42,595
5/10/97 Winston 500 18 1 188 Running 92,220
10/12/97 DieHard 500 31 30 167 Running 37,030
4/28/96 Winston Select 37 34 129 Accident 28,895
7/28/96 DieHard 500 8 3 129 Running 53,980
4/30/95 Winston Select 3 1 188 Running 98,565
7/23/95 DieHard 500 11 7 188 Running 31,875
5/1/94 Winston Select 15 38 103 Accident 20,106
7/24/94 DieHard 500 6 6 188 Running 29,550
5/2/93 Winston 500 11 12 188 Running 21,715
7/25/93 DieHard 500 25 3 188 Running 40,495
5/3/92 Winston 500 21 8 188 Running 22,765
7/26/92 DieHard 500 16 20 186 Running 16,250
5/5/91 Winston 500 28 24 151 Running 15,305
7/28/91 DieHard 500 2 3 188 Running 46,390
5/6/90 Winston 500 6 3 188 Running 39,050
7/29/90 DieHard 500 4 9 188 Running 18,570
5/7/89 Winston 500 1 3 188 Running 39,850
7/30/89 DieHard 500 1 3 188 Running 37,950
5/1/88 Winston 500 12 12 188 Running 7,240
7/31/88 Talladega DieHard 500 20 7 188 Running 10,675
5/1/83 Winston 500 25 36 65 Engine 3,920
7/31/83 Talladega 500 8 10 186 Running 5,775
5/2/82 Winston 500 11 10 184 Running 8,660
8/1/82 Talladega 500 25 12 187 Running 8,765

Races Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Money Won
TALLADEGA 500 16 2 6 9 1 $737,542
EA SPORTS 500 15 0 4 10 1 495,960
TOTAL 31 2 10 19 2 $1,233,502

2001 NASCAR WINSTON CUP POINT STANDINGS
(following Martinsville)
1. Jeff Gordon 4,366
2. Ricky Rudd 4,032
3. Sterling Marlin 3,923
4. Dale Jarrett 3,905
5. Tony Stewart 3,873
6. Rusty Wallace 3,789
7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 3,740
8. Kevin Harvick 3,739
9. Bobby Labonte 3,697
10. Jeff Burton 3,519
11. Mark Martin 3,459