"We Were So Close"

By David VergunFebruary 20, 2007

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, and this was a great way to kick off my start with Ginn Racing."
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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, and this was a great way to kick off my start with Ginn Racing." (Photo Credit: Courtesy) VIEW ORIGINAL
The pit crew works fast and skillfully and is superb in all respects.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The pit crew works fast and skillfully and is superb in all respects. (Photo Credit: Courtesy) VIEW ORIGINAL
At the finish, and just inches away. A heartbreaker.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – At the finish, and just inches away. A heartbreaker. (Photo Credit: Courtesy) VIEW ORIGINAL
"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."
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – "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." (Photo Credit: Courtesy) VIEW ORIGINAL
Many Soldiers and their families attended the race, including these 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers, who provided some pre-race entertainment.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Many Soldiers and their families attended the race, including these 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers, who provided some pre-race entertainment. (Photo Credit: Hannah Hayner) VIEW ORIGINAL