NASCAR & Auto Racing

Martin's Cup schedule with DEI set

Mark Martin’s Sprint Cup schedule in the No. 8 Chevrolets for Dale Earnhardt Inc. is set.

He will run both the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona and the NASCAR Nextel All-Star Challenge at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

He’ll also run 24 points races while Aric Almirola will run 12. Martin will run the season’s first four races at Daytona, California, Las Vegas and Atlanta, then at Texas and Phoenix in April;

At Richmond, Darlington and Charlotte in May; Pocono and Michigan in June; Daytona, Chicagoland and Indianapolis in July; Pocono and Michigan in August;

At Richmond, Dover and Kansas in September; Charlotte and Atlanta in October and Texas and Homestead in November.