1982 - Finished second in Rookie standings
1989 - First career win North Carolina Motor Speedway (Rockingham).
1990 - Finished second in points
1994 - Finished second in points
1998 - Finished second in points
2002 - Finished second in points
2007-2008 - Retired from full-time competition
2007 - Ran 24 races for Ginn Racing
2008 - Ran 24 races for Dale Earnhardt Inc.
2009 - Returned to full-time racing with Hendrick Motorsports
2009 - Finished second in points
2011 - Hendrick Motorsports Contract Expires
2012 - Races Part Time For Michael Waltrip Racing
Perserverance and Work Ethic:
When he's in the hunt you can feel the intensity with which he attacks, yet he's known in the garage area as a nice guy and as polite on the track as he is off. He is the first guy to move over to let a faster car pass early in the race, but when the race is on the line nobody can get it done better.
Mark retired from full-time race after the 2006 season but he returned in 2009 with Hendrick Motorsports ready to tackle The Chase and try for that elusive title.
Mark had some good runs and challenged Jimmie Johnson for the Cup during his streak but gave up his seat when his contract expired and returned to part-time racing.