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Martin, Vickers see opportunities differently in replacing injured Hamlin in No. 11

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    Driver Clint Bowyer, left, talks with Mark Martin, right, after practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Friday, April 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (The Associated Press)

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    Driver Mark Martin listens to a question during a press conference at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Friday April 5, 2013. Martin will drive for the injured Denny Hamlin in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series race. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (The Associated Press)

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    Brian Vickers gestures as he talks with the media before practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Friday, April 5, 2013. Vickers is still searching for a full time ride. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (The Associated Press)

The drivers replacing the injured Denny Hamlin view their opportunities differently.

Mark Martin hopes jumping in Hamlin's No. 11 Toyota at Martinsville Speedway this weekend provides a chance to change his career of disappointment on the shortest, trickiest oval in NASCAR's top series.

Hamlin has won four times in 15 starts at Martinsville. Martin has won twice in 48 starts.

Martin is one of the most respected racers in NASCAR, but says he has studied Hamlin's performances at Martinsville and had a long talk with him because "he's one of the masters at this race track."

Brian Vickers takes over next week for Joe Gibbs Racing and hopes it provides a chance to continue the success Hamlin has enjoyed and show he deserves a fulltime ride with a quality organization.