INDY RECORD: 11 top-10 finishes including six top-five's in 19 starts. Has finished second twice.

LOOKING AHEAD: Martin hopes to follow in Brian Vickers' footsteps and put the 55 car in victory lane this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "Man, what an awesome thing for Brian and Rodney (Childers, crew chief), Aaron's and everyone at MWR," said Martin. "I was watching on television but I felt like I was driving along with Brian in the closing laps. It was nerve wracking. It was just an awesome moment for everyone here. I've enjoyed my time off, but I'm ready to go again. No doubt about it, an Indianapolis win would be special. We can do it."

LOOKING BACK: Brian Vickers drove the 55 car at Loudon and won the race after passing Tony Stewart for the lead with 16 laps to go.

ETC.: Vickers' victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway vaulted the 55 team into contention for the owners' championship. "One of the very first things we talked about was racing for an owner's championship; let's shake up the system," said Ty Norris, executive vice president at Michael Waltrip Racing. "We have multiple drivers but if we can win some races and be in a situation where we can run for an owner's championship that can be just as remarkable as running for a driver's championship, so our team has rallied around that."