Martin Polished, Not Polished off

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Martin Polished, Not Polished off
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Eighteen-some years ago, Carl Edwards was driving four-cylinder modifieds in St. Louis. He was looking for an edge to rise in motorsports, and he noticed Mark Martin excelling in NASCAR as an advocate of great physical conditioning. Just last week Edwards turned to Martin in the garage and reminded him of that. At 54 – long after others have retired – Martin still is racing, and beating, drivers half his age.

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