|Old man Mark Martin would never cut it in IndyCar or F1|
But one of his bigger fans and former car owners isn't so sure. Hes still super-competitive, and I wouldn't bet that he doesn't show up again, Rick Hendrick said before Sunday's AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Martin won five races for Hendrick from 2009-11. Everywhere he goes, hes made a difference, said Hendrick, whose current stable includes Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne.
At his age (54), he deserves to take a break if he wants to, but hes still an awesome driver. Im just telling you, I wouldn't be surprised, as good as he is, if someone (team) gets in a jam and needs a driver, they'll be calling him. And I bet he comes back. Asked about that possibility by azcentral sports Friday, Martin admitted, I can't imagine not getting called. Im prepared to deal with that on a one-on-one basis. … I won't be in the Daytona 500 under any circumstances. Arizona Republic