Toyota Enables Martin To Possibly Leave MWR Early

Mark Martin

(WOMR file photo)

A deal is in the works that would offer Brian Vickers more seat time in the #55 Aaron’s Toyota, and allow Mark Martin to pursue the opportunity to drive the Stewart-Haas Racing #14 Chevy for the injured Tony Stewart. On Saturday, multiple sources told Fox Sports that Toyota offered Martin it’s blessing in order to enable Vickers, who was named the 2014 full-time driver of the #55 Michael Waltrip Racing #55 Aaron’s Camry on Tuesday, additional races to gel with that team.

Vickers is currently racing for the Nationwide Series championship in Joe Gibbs Racing #20 Dollar General Toyota, and is fifth in the NNS point standings.

Before SHR inquired on Martin’s behalf, the plan was for Vickers to race at Bristol, Martinsville and New Hampshire, where he raced last month. Team owner Michael Waltrip is scheduled to drive the #55 at Talladega. Martin originally was signed up for the balance of races. Most certainly, MWR and Aaron’s would have to sign off on Martin before SHR can green light the deal.

Therefore, if everything goes according to plan, he, Mark Marin, could be part of SHR’s roster announcement expected late Monday!

The plot only thickens!


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