Mark Martin explains why he’s no longer driver development coach at Roush

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Mark Martin explained in a tweet Saturday morning why he no longer is working in a driver development role with Roush Fenway Racing.

Martin tweeted: “I didn’t want to go to the races. I’ve done enough of that for now. Except for dirt track.”

Martin answered a fan’s question Friday on Twitter confirming that he was no longer serving as a coach for Roush. Saturday, he answered another fan’s question as to why he wasn’t coaching Roush’s drivers.

Roush Fenway Racing announced last July that Martin would be helping its drivers. Martin was the first Cup driver for car owner Jack Roush. Martin won 35 in Sprint Cup races and finished runner-up for the championship four times while driving for Roush Fenway Racing.

Martin last raced in Cup in 2013, driving 15 races for Michael Waltrip Racing, 12 races for Stewart-Haas Racing in place of an injured Tony Stewart and one race for Joe Gibbs Racing in place of an injured Denny Hamlin.

Martin has 40 career Sprint Cup wins in 882 starts. He has 49 wins in what is now the Xfinity Series in 236 starts.