Mark Martin Signs Extension With Hendrick Motorsports

LOUDON, NH (KAIT) - Batesville native and Spring Cup points leader Mark Martin has signed a contract extension to run a full schedule with Hendrick Motorsports through 2011.

Martin begins the Chase for the Cup on Sunday at New Hampshire International Raceway. He earned the points lead with a series-high four wins.

It's been a resurgent year for Martin, who originally was going to drive just one full season for Hendrick. But his performance has been among the best in NASCAR, and it's led him to agree to drive longer.

Hendrick said will be the primary sponsor of Martin's No. 5 car starting next season. The deal is for 20 races a season.