Mark Martin being inducted into Motorsports Hall of Fame of America


Mark Martin will be inducted Friday night as part of the 27th class of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America at Detroit’s Fillmore Theater.

Martin, a native of Batesville, Ark., competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for 31 years, totaling 40 wins, 271 top-five finishes and 453 top-10 finishes. He never earned a Cup title, but finished runner-up five times.

“I am overwhelmed by the news that I’m getting into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, especially with this 2015 class of inductees,” said Martin in a release when his selection was announced in January. “I have a lot of respect for each [of the other inductees].”

Joining Martin in the class are Ricky Carmichael, Walker Evans, Warren Johnson, Tommy Kendall, Duke Nalon and Lloyd Ruby.

Martin will be introduced by former Roush Fenway Racing teammate and NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton.