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Batesville's Mark Martin has "no road map" on future

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - NASCAR veteran Mark Martin said Friday he

has no idea what his future holds and calls speculation about where

he'll be driving in 2011 "disrespectful."

Martin is under contract to drive the No. 5 Chevrolet for

Hendrick Motorsports through the end of next season. He'll be

replaced in the No. 5 in 2012 by Kasey Kahne.

Kahne's current deal with Hendrick, however, leaves him without

a Cup ride in 2011. Martin has said repeatedly he has no plans to

step aside to make room for Kahne.

The normally reserved Martin grew angry when pressed on the

situation Friday, saying the speculation "makes it look like I'm

going to get fired."

Martin, who finished second in points last year, is 14th in the

standings heading into Sunday's race at Indianapolis Motor

Speedway.

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