Mark Martin Race Summary: No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver Mark Martin finished 33rd in Sunday’s 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver appeared destined for a top-five finish until he reported engine issues with 15 laps left in the race. Martin started fifth and raced in the top 10 the first half of the race. The Aaron’s Dream Machine climbed to sixth before the problems brought him to the garage 12 laps short of the finish. Martin and the Aaron’s team return to action Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway.
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- Martin started fifth and finished 33rd.
- Martin climbed to seventh with 50 laps remaining and sixth with 15 laps to go.
- Sunday marked the No. 55’s only time in 2012 it has not finished a race.
- Lost cylinder with about 15 laps remaining and broke three laps later.
MARTIN said, “We had a really good Aaron’s Dream Machine today. You won’t see that in the results, but we had a great car. That was a good performance by my team. Something happened under the hood late in the race. It looked like we could finish fifth and that would have been awesome. These cars are a pleasure to drive.”