Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 10/7/14
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AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Mark Martin switched teams in the offseason to join Michael Waltrip Racing, the latest move in his multi-stop career. Wherever he's gone, the veteran driver has won, and it doesn't look as if it'll take long to do it again with his new team. Martin followed up a solid run at the Daytona 500 by nabbing his 52nd career pole on one of the last qualifying runs Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway. "You look at Mark Martin, it doesn't matter whose car he drives, he's good in it," said defending Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart, who will start on the front row next to Martin for Sunday's 312-mile race. "To me, it's cool to see stuff like this where you've got a guy like Mark that has bounced around to different organizations and he's been fast and won races at everywhere he's been." Regan Smith appeared to be in line for his first career pole, sitting atop the grid with just a handful of qualifiers left. Two of those drivers were Martin and Stewart, who k...
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