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Mark Martin opens museum, dealership.

Nascar driver Mark Martin has opened the door to his new Ford dealership at Searcy, which also includes a museum of his racing career.

A grand opening of the dealership is set for April 14-15.

Museum hours will be from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday.

The museum takes up 6,000 SF inside the 40,000-SF building. It will include several of his race cars, memorabilia and trophies from much of his career.

It also includes plasma TVs that show Martin's race history in some of his cars with Martin telling a story of his each of his victories in each car.

In addition, the entire dealership incorporates pictures, newspaper articles, Martin's uniforms, his handwritten diaries dating back to 1974, along with checkered flags from his four International Race of Champion titles and letters from Martin's late father, Julian Martin, founder of J-Mar Express Inc. of Searcy.
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Date:Mar 6, 2006
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