Mark Martin named interim driver at Stewart-Haas Racing

BROOKLYN, MI - AUGUST 17: Mark Martin, driver of the #55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 44th Annual Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2013 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, MI - AUGUST 17:  Mark Martin, driver of the #55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 44th Annual Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2013 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, MI – AUGUST 17: Mark Martin, driver of the #55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 44th Annual Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2013 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Veteran Mark Martin will step behind the wheel of the No. 14  Stewart-Haas Racing Chevy in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series starting this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The team confirmed the news via a press release sent via email Monday afternoon adding that Tony Stewart is out for the remainder of the 2013 season after suffering a broken right tibia and fibula in a sprint car crash Aug. 5 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. They added that Stewart is expected to return to the seat of the No. 14 Chevy in time for pre-season testing in January 2014.

Martin will race at Bristol and in 11 other races. Austin Dillon, the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion who filled in for Stewart this past weekend at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn will be in the seat for the Oct.-20 at Sprint Cup race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. MORE>>>

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