NASCAR driver Mark Martin walked away after a frightening crash in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at the Michigan International Speedway.
Martin was leading on lap 64 when Bobby Labonte spun off Turn 4. Martin and Kasey Kahne were caught up in the crash.
Martin slid sideways for more than 100 feet down pit road. His car slammed right into the edge the wall. It was as if the narrow wall turned into a spear and went through the car less than two feet behind Martin.
“That was a pretty freak angle,” Martin said. “I’m not sure what you could do. It could have been really bad if I would have got in that hole a little deeper where it caught me in the door instead of the crush area.”
Martin led the race for 40 laps after capturing the 55th pole of his career.
Polesitter Mark Martin dominated the first quarter of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Pure Michigan 400 - until an altercation between Juan Pablo Montoya and Bobby Labonte collected him on Lap 64.
Before Kasey Kahne could slow, he plowed into the rear of Martin's leading No. 55 Toyota and Martin went flying down pit road and slammed driver-side first into the end of a wall in...
In yesterday’s Pure Michigan 400, Mark Martin, driver of the No.55 Aaron’s Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing ended up in a horrible crash that landed him impaled by the end of the pit road wall at Michigan International Speedway. (MIS) Martin had started on the pole for the race.
Questions came up about the safety of the wall [...]
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, met with members of the media at Michigan International Speedway and discussed where he is in points with four races remaining before the Chase, how he feels the speeds will be this weekend and more.
TALK ABOUT WHERE YOU SIT RIGHT NOW AS FAR AS THE CHASE IS CONCERNED AND HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT COMING IN THIS WEEK TO MICHIGAN...
THE MODERATOR: We’ll get started with our post race press conference. We welcome Kasey Kahne who finished third in today’s race.
Kasey, talk a little bit about the race out there today.
KASEY KAHNE: Man, there’s a lot that went on for us. We had a really good, awesome Farmers Insurance Chevrolet at the start. Tracked down Mark Martin who was hung up behind a couple...
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August 20, 2012
A scintillating run for pole-sitter Mark Martin ended abruptly and violently against the pit road wall.
Martin had dominated Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 early, leading 54 of the first 64 laps, but that was before a wreck ahead of him in Turn 4 sent his No. 55 Toyota spinning off the track at an unlikely angle.
Martin's car missed the outside pit road wall and the barrels protecting...
BROOKLYN, MI – On lap 68 of the 200-lap Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Kasey Kahne and his No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet avoided a multi-car wreck and slid through the infield grass of Michigan International Speedway. A fast race car, minor repairs by the crew, and 132 laps later, Kahne and the No. 5 team had rallied back to the fourth position as the field...
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