Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 6/2/12
In motorsports, age is just another number. While it's a big deal in most stick and ball sports when an athlete turns 40, in NASCAR, many competitors are just hitting their prime. Greg Biffle, 41, has led the Sprint Cup point standings for the last 10 races. On Saturday, 53-year-old Mark Martin earned the pole for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks. It's his fifth pole in 52 races at Dover International Speedway, where he scored his first NASCAR victory in what was then the Busch Series 25 years ago. For Martin, who participates part time in Cup, driving the No. 55 Aaron's Toyota, the lap of 158.297 mph gave him his 54th career pole in 840 starts and his third pole this season. And Martin humbly acknowledged, "I would never try that again." However, Martin might have to if he hopes to break Harry Gant's record for being the oldest driver to win a pole at age 54. Fortunately, Martin shows no signs of slowing down. He has an average finish of 11.4 in the seven races in which ...
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