Martin, a 40-time Cup Series winner, was elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2017 but remains active in grassroots racing.

Martin, 63, has agreed to be the crew chief for 18-year-old Dye in the Super Late Model races at the Mission Valley Super Oval in Polson, Mont., this weekend.

Dye, an ARCA Menards Series regular, will drive the No. 43 car owned by defending ARCA West Series champion Travis Sharpe.

“To have the opportunity to learn from and work with one of the greatest drivers of all time is very special,” Dye said of Martin. “I know Travis Sharp will bring us a fast car and Mark will keep us in touch.

“Mission Valley Super Oval is a track I haven’t seen before, but it looks like a really fun place to race and I can’t wait to get there.”

Martin said, “I am very excited to team up with Daniel Dye and Travis Sharp for the Montana 200. I have followed Daniel for some time and believe we can be a contender for this prestigious event.”

Sharp and Dye first teamed up in an ARCA West race earlier this month at Portland International Raceway, when Sharp served as Dye’s crew chief in a car owned by Bill McAnally.

Dye took pole and finished fourth.

“I knew I would have to work with Daniel again after how well we did in Portland, so the fact that the stars aligned for us to have the biggest race of the year at my home track was just wonderful,” said Sharpe. .

“And we’re all very excited to have Mark Martin working with us.”

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