Mark Martin is the new driver of the No. 00 Aaron's Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing. He's on for 25 races on the Sprint Cup schedule next year, the team announced Friday at Texas Motor Speedway.
Martin replaces David Reutimann in the seat. Reutimann is winless in 2011, and he's only delivered two top-10s all year. He has two victories since running Sprint Cup full time in 2008. One of his four career pole positions came at Texas Motor Speedway in April 2009.
Martin is in his last year with Hendrick Motorsports. His move to MWR takes him out of the running to be the relief driver for Danica Stewart in her part-time Sprint Cup schedule in 2012. He said he's not likely to entertain a lot of "one-off" opportunities.
"My committment is soley to Michael Waltrip Racing and Aaron's and partners," Martin said. "I'm not looking to do more than what I signed up for. This is a perfect schedule for me."
-- Carlos Mendez