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Hal Martin Finds his Roots in Daytona:
Feb 24, 2010 - updated Feb 24th, 2010 10:09am
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Galliano, LA --
Geared up for Palm Beach
“The Ragin’ Cajun” Martin driver for Mark Gibson Racing in
the ARCA Series presented by RE/MAX and Menard’s, brought a little extra
Cajun flavor to Daytona while he was in town for the Lucas Oil Slick
earlier this month.
attended a Mardi Gras themed event thrown by Tony Chachere’s Creole
Foods, a New Orleans based company, to benefit the Boys and Girls Club
a great opportunity to be able to tie the event into the race and to
friends at Tony Chachere’s give the kids of Holly Hill a taste of New
Orleans. We all had a blast,” said Martin.
The 75 kids
in attendance were entertained by Cajun inspired games and activities
face painting and a Mardi Gras mask parade. There was also an autograph
with Hal Martin, a sixth generation Cajun himself, and of course plenty
not plan on spending all month celebrating Mardi Gras, there is more
be done in Florida.
Racing at the
2.034 mile, 11 turn, paved oval of Palm Beach International Speedway
will be a
first for ARCA and Martin. Although this will be Martin’s first
road course, he will have the experience of Mark Gibson Racing on his
side. Martin will be sporting a new orange, black, and white paint
in the #59 Abundant Energy Dodge Charger.
we get the opportunity to race somewhere new, it is always a fun
experience,” said Martin. “We will definitely be taking part in all
of the practice sessions on Friday to get everyone as prepared as we can
our first road course.”
Kingdom 150 presented by ModSpace will kick-off at 1pm on Saturday,