In 27 years of Cup racing, Mark Martin has won 38 races—and steered his way through plenty of highs and lows
At 22, makes his Cup debut at North Wilkesboro, N.C., placing 27th; in five races, his best finish is third.
In his third full-time season, driving for owner Jack Roush, wins his first Cup race—in his 113th start.
Ends up second in the Cup standings, 26 points behind Dale Earnhart—the first of four such runner-up finishes.
At 44, endures his worst points finish (17th) in his 20 full seasons, winding up winless, with seven DNFs.