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Wednesday, November 14, 2001
Mark, Matt aiming for wins

Associated Press

Mark Martin
Martin
Mark Martin isn't the only member of his family driving this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Matt Martin, Mark's 9-year-old son, will race in a Bandolero mini-car event after Saturday's ARCA race.

"I always look forward to having my family with me," Mark Martin said. "But when Matt can race at the same track as me, that makes it even more special. We've never been able to do that before.

"My final practice will be done early in the afternoon, so I will have a few hours during the ARCA race to spend time with him and help him prepare for his race."

Matt finished third in a Bandolero race this month at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

"It's pretty cool to race at the same track as my Dad," Matt said. "It's always fun to have him at my races, especially since the Bandoleros are still pretty new for me."