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Michael Waltrip Racing car numbers to be on racing bib in honor of Boston Marathon victims

Nick Bromberg
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Mark Martin's number on the side of his car at Kansas. (Michael Waltrip Racing)

This is a pretty cool gesture from the Michael Waltrip Racing teams to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions at Kansas. The numbers on the side of the cars of Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr. and Mark Martin will be emblazoned on a replica Boston Marathon Racing bib.

Team owner Waltrip ran the event in 2000.

“The news coming out of Boston this week was very personal to me,” Waltrip said in a statement. “When I ran the Boston Marathon in 2000, I remember thinking about what a privilege it was to be able to participate and all the hard work it took to be there. When you can see those international flags flying in Copley Square, you know you are about to complete your journey. I know the joy those runners were feeling at that moment when their worlds changed."

In addition, Roush Fenway Racing, of which 50 percent is owned by the Fenway Sports Group, will run a decal with the Boston Red Sox logo and the word "strong" below it on each of its cars.

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