Mark Martin now has some bulletin-board material heading into today's Shelby 427 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and it come courtesy of his former teammate, Greg Biffle.
Martin has been thoroughly enjoying his time at Hendrick Motorsports. Ever since Speedweeks, he has been like a kid in a candy store with his new Hendrick Motorsports No. 5 car. He repeatedly talks about how he loves his team and the great equipment at HMS.
Biffle though, isn't buying it.
"I love Mark Martin," Biffle said. "He's a character, but if you look back historically I think every interview you see Mark in you can just hit the record button. 'Man, I'm having the time of my life. This is the best race car. This is the best group of guys. I've never seen anybody work so hard in my life.' I see it over and over. It's like a replay. It's like a bad dream."
Martin did the same thing on Friday after qualifying. With a giant smile on his face, he exited the car and told the TV audience that he was really pleased with the car for this weekend's event.
Then he thanked his crew for the amazing job they did with this Sunday's No. 5 Chevrolet.
Mark Martin and Greg Biffle were teammates at Roush-Fenway Racing until Martin decided to retire for the first time.
He came back and drove a partial schedule for Dale Earnhardt Inc. before moving to Hendrick Motorsports this year. He's still searching for his first championship.
"I'm just telling you what I see on TV. I see the same thing in the interview and there's nothing wrong with that. You've got to be positive, right? He's being positive and that's Mark Martin—being positive," said Biffle.
"When he went over to DEI, it was the chance of a lifetime and they were the best cars in the garage. I think it's the same thing now, but I would have to say that Hendrick probably has the best stuff in the garage with Jimmie Johnson winning the championship three years in a row."
In today's Shelby 427 at Las Vegas, Biffle will start 24th and he won yesterday's Nationwide race, The Sam's Town 300. He's looking for his first cup win this season and first since September in Dover, Del.
Mark Martin has not won since October 2005 at the Kansas Speedway—when he was still driving for Roush—and he starts eighth in today's event. The race goes green at 3:30 p.m. EST on Fox.
If Mark Martin ends up winning today, Greg Biffle might have something else to say.