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Martin plans to drive No. 5 through '11

Updated: April 16, 2010, 6:51 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Mark Martin settled into a chair in the garage area at Texas Motor Speedway before practice Friday.

No, it wasn't a rocker.

"I'm not going to retire," the 51-year-old driver said.

Martin was speaking publicly for the first time since Hendrick Motorsports this week signed Kasey Kahne as his replacement in the No. 5 Chevrolet after next season. He ended any speculation that he planned to abandon his Hendrick seat early, or quit driving when he does get out ...

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