February 20, 2007
By David Vergun
No. 01 U.S. Army Team's car leads for much of the race. "We were so close and I just hope that I gave all of our Soldiers something to cheer about," said Mark Martin. "I really wanted to win with all my heart. I'm honored to work with this Army team...
The pit crew works fast and skillfully and is superb in all respects.
At the finish, and just inches away. A heartbreaker.
"I'm so proud of the effort that we gave here tonight and so proud to represent the U.S. Army," said Mark Martin. "This is the Soldiers' car and I hope we made them proud today."
Many Soldiers and their families attended the race, including these 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers, who provided some pre-race entertainment.