Mark Martin is tired of hearing rumors and stories and questions about his future next season.
He's said time and again that he's driving the No. 5 car for Hendrick Motorsports in 2011 and, despite what people say about Kasey Kahne possibly replacing him at Hendrick a year early, Martin said he will pilot the 5 next year.
"I just want to do what I said I was going to do," he said Friday. "That's what we're going to do. That's what they want. That's what I want.
"I don't know why everybody makes such a big deal out of this. I understand it'll all be put to rest whenever they announce what Kasey's going to do. I understand that. But you should be focusing on that – what Kasey is going to do – because I've told you what I'm going to do."
Martin recruited Kahne to replace him at Hendrick in 2012, but with Kahne's ride for next year still unannounced – and with other possibilities looking scarce – people keep suggesting Martin will step aside a year early.
ESPN analyst Ray Evernham told reporters Friday morning he believes Martin will announced in three or four weeks he will leave Hendrick after this season so Kahne has a ride.
Martin seemed to grow more frustrated by the word when reporters questioned him about his future.
"You can speculate all you want, but when you ask me a question and I give you my best, honest answer and you second-guess me and you second-guess me, I start to get tired of it," he said. "And that's where we're at. It's very disrespectful. I just feel like it's very disrespectful."