Martin's streak of 621 starts comes to screeching halt
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- The show went on at Bristol Motor Speedway without Mark Martin.
The Nextel Cup points leader lived up to his word Friday and handed the keys to his car to newcomer Regan Smith, snapping his streak of 621 consecutive starts.
As Martin moved to the top of the leaderboard, where he holds
an eight-point advantage over Jeff Gordon, many questioned whether
he would get out of the car, likely forfeiting his chance at the
Cup title that has eluded him over 19 ...
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