CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The deal for Mark Martin to replace Denny Hamlin apparently fell apart Friday, with Michael Waltrip Racing announcing Martin will only drive Hamlin's car at Martinsville.
The about-face comes roughly 24 hours after Joe Gibbs Racing said Martin would drive the No. 11 Toyota while Hamlin recovers from a fractured vertebra in his lower back. Hamlin is expected to miss at least five races.
Martin will now drive Hamlin's car only next week at Martinsville. He was scheduled to be off next weekend, with Brian Vickers slated to drive the No. 55 Toyota.
MWR said Martin will return to his regular car after Martinsville and ``resume his previously scheduled run of events with MWR'' for the rest of the season.
It's not clear who will drive Hamlin's car after Martinsville.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

Driver Odds
Food City 500 - Odds to Win @ Bristol Motor Speedway
Kyle Busch #18 +250
Kyle Larson #42 +650
Brad Keselowski #2 +725
Chase Elliott #24 +750
Joey Logano #22 +825

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Food City 500 Predictions The Food City 500 will wave the green flag later this afternoon. Which drivers should contend for the win?
Thumbnail Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series gets the racing weekend started with the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 later today. Here is a look at some drivers we like to contend for the...
Thumbnail Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to driving action this weekend with the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300. Here...
Thumbnail Food City 500 Odds The NASCAR Monster Energy Series returns to action this week with the running of the Food City 500 at Bristol. Here is a look at the odds...
Thumbnail O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Predictions The O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 gets underway later today. Here is a look at the drivers we like to contend for the victory.