Mark Martin Sets Fan Appreciation Day in Batesville

MARCH 18, 2005 - Posted at 7:47 a.m. CST

BATESVILLE, AR - NASCAR driver Mark Martin plans to host a fan appreciation day next weekend in his hometown of Batesville.  Martin described the gathering as a party for his fans with autograph signings.  He said that auto racing stars Rusty Wallace would be there as well as Nextel Cup champion Kurt Busch.

Busch will sign authographs on Saturday and Wallace will sign on Sunday.  The party will be at Martin's Ford dealership in Batesville, which soon will house a museum to hold all of his racing trophies and some of his cars.  Construction on the museum started last month.

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