Early Race Accident Results in Disappointing Race for Martin
- October 8, 2013
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Mooresville, NC – October 8, 2013 – Martin and crew of the no.44 ORACLE Lighting Toyota Camry had high hopes entering the Kansas Lottery 300 event. However, colder temperatures, lack of grip in the track, and a loose handling car spelled disaster for Martin’s much anticipated return to Kansas.
Hal Martin on Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway
How was it returning to the track at which you made your NASCAR Nationwide Series start?
“I was really excited to race on this track again. It’s actually one of my favorite tracks on the NASCAR Nationwide series circuit” Martin replied. “My car was handling well for qualifying and we put up a decent lap time. I had high hopes for the race, but when I went to make a move in the second groove in turn 2, the track just had no grip, not to mention the colder temperatures didn’t help. I tried to drive through the loose condition in the corner and get it to bite again, but it didn’t and I ended up in the wall.”
After the accident on lap 3, Martin returned to the garage area where his TriStar Motorsports no.44 crew worked feverishly to return Martin to the track. Martin was able to return to the track and finished the race in 35th position.
As a Louisiana native, how was it for you to be able to represent a company with Louisiana roots?
“I am honored to have the opportunity to represent ORACLE Lighting in NASCAR” Martin replied. “Although this was not the finish I wanted to give them, I still very much enjoyed being able to show them NASCAR first hand. As a Louisiana native, I try my hardest to represent my region and also the industries within my region. ORACLE Lighting is a fast growing company with really innovative and stylish products. I plan on getting myself a set of Halo Headlights for my Toyota Tundra soon!”
This week you participated in a Q/A Session at the Toyota Pit Pass area, how was that?
“The crowd in the Toyota Pit Pass area was huge! It was cold, windy, and overcast but the fans were there having a great time! It was fun to interact with fans who love this sport enough to brave the weather and be so cheerful. You could tell they were all just so happy to be there” Martin stated. “These fans are the reason I get to do what I love to do, and it’s always an honor and a privilege to interact with them at Toyota Pit Pass,” Martin added.
Martin will travel to The SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV with the ORACLE Lighting show car.
During the first week in November, Hal will be making the trek out West to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas as a representative of ORACLE Lighting. Hal will be signing autographs at ORACLE Lighting’s display area at the automotive product trade show.
“I am looking forward to going to SEMA with ORACLE Lighting this year. This will be my first time attending SEMA, a trade show that I have always wanted to attend. I am excited to be representing such a unique company at their biggest trade show of the year,” Martin said.
With Hal’s 2013 rookie season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series coming to a close, he is actively working on plans for the 2014 racing season and beyond. Stay tuned for updates!
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