Richmond, VA (KAIT) - Batesville native Mark Martin finished 4th Saturday in the Chevy Rock and Roll 400, but gained a bigger boost in his quest for a championship.
The polesitter entered the race 10th in the Sprint Cup standings and hung around the front all night long.
The race in Richmond marked the final race before the Chase. The points standings were reset by wins, and Martin jumped from 10th to 1st.
He leads the Sprint Cup Series with 4 wins, and tied for first with Brian Vickers with 6 poles.
You can watch the Chase for the Sprint Cup right here on KAIT.
The green flag drops in New Hampshire for the Sylvania 300 next Sunday.
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