Will Mark Martin retire at the end of 2013, or won’t he?

CONCORD, NC - JANUARY 22: Mark Martin fields questions from the media during a Michael Waltrip Racing function on January 22, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jamey Price/Getty Images for NASCAR)
CONCORD, NC - JANUARY 22:  Mark Martin fields questions from the media during a Michael Waltrip Racing function on January 22, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina.  (Photo by Jamey Price/Getty Images for NASCAR)
CONCORD, NC – JANUARY 22: Mark Martin fields questions from the media during a Michael Waltrip Racing function on January 22, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jamey Price/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Mark Martin has been racing in NASCAR longer than many of his fans have been alive. The Batesville Arkansas driver who turned 54 a few weeks ago, left the fill time grind of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2011 and opted for a part-time schedule. These days Martin races about 24 to 26 times a season, most recently for Michael Waltrip Racing. In 2013 Martin will again race a partial schedule, 24 points paying races and 2 non-points events for MWR. But will 2013 be his last season?

Tuesday during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway, Martin hinted that 2013 might be his last season. Or will it? Martin remained aloof when asked the question, a question scattered among several others he answered for visiting media. MORE>>>

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