Saturday, February 7, 2015

Mark Martin no longer working with Roush Fenway Racing as NASCAR driver coach

   NASCAR veteran Mark Martin confirmed through messages to his followers on Twitter that he is no longer working as a driver development coach for Roush Fenway Racing.

   Martin spent the vast majority of his NASCAR career with the organization, and won 35 of his 40 career wins in the Sprint Cup Series with the team co-owned by Jack Roush.

  On Friday and Saturday, Martin replied, "No," when asked by fans if he would be working with Roush's group of younger drivers during the 2015 season. Last July, RFR announced Martin had returned to the organization as a driver development coach. 

   Also Saturday morning, Martin was asked by a fan for an explanation of what happened at Roush. Here was his reply:

   A spokesman for RFR confirmed Saturday that Martin would no longer be involved in the driver coach role with the organization.

   In recent weeks Martin announced he, along with dirt track veteran Scott Bloomquist, would field a pair of entries this season in the Lucas Oil Late Model championship. Bloomquist and upstart Jared Landers will drive for the team.