A three-time winner at the Glen (1993-1995), Mark Martin hasn't raced at the 2.45-mile road course since 2006.

However, a return to full-time racing means a return to Watkins Glen for Sunday's Cup race, a prospect Martin is relishing.

"It's good to be back to the Glen," Martin said before Friday's practice. "It's been about three years, so I'm pretty excited about it. To me this is the superspeedway of road-course racing, so it should be fun. I'm looking forward to it and can't wait to get out on the racetrack and get started."

Martin will have to make up ground to earn his fourth win at the Glen, after qualifying 28th Friday.

by Reid Spencer/Sporting News


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