Mark Martin is a renowned American retired Stock Car Racing Driver. He got much of his popularity through having the second most wins in the now Xfinity Series with which his wins were 49 of them. In addition to this, he also finished on the second position in the Sprint Cup Series as well as been described as ‘The Best driver to never win a championship’ by the ESPN through which he has 5 IROC championships. Here are the complete details about the career, biography and the net worth of Mark Martin in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Mark Martin was born on 9th January in the year 1959 in Batesville, Arkansas in the United States with his full name being Mark Anthony Martin. He was born to his parents known as Jackie Estes Martin together with Julian Martin in which his father was a truck driver who in addition to this, also commenced a Batesville-based trucking company which was known as Julian Martin, Inc.
He got much of his passion for racing from his father at a very young age. This was so as his father would put him on his lap through which he would steer the car in the very crooked roads in North Arkansas at a very young age. In the year he persuaded his father to build him a race car and while at the age of 15 years in 1974, he drove for the first time his first stock car race in a dirt track which was small in Locust Grove. He studied at Batesville High School.
Mark Martin tied knots with his wife known as Arlene with whom they have five children who they currently reside in Batesville, Arkansas. Their children are known as Matt, Stacy, Heather, Rachel, and Amy.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Mark Martin commenced his professional career while in his high school through which he commenced racing in Springfield on the American Speed Association (ASA). He got much success since the year 1978 to 1980. After this, he then got featured in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series in the year 1981 making his first attempt. He however finished on the 14th position in 1982 and in 1983, he suffered a failed sponsorship which forced him to sell his race team and exhausted much of his personal resources.
He got a comeback at NASCAR in the ASA through which he won the ASA series championship in the year 1986. He got his first victory in the Winston Cup in the year 1989. After this, he then has 35 wins in the NASCAR Nextel Cup and finished second in most of the other years. He later got his last racing in the year 2013 in the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida.
Net Worth & Earnings
Mark Martin has an estimated net worth of $75 million. This is from the earnings he made from being a consistent stock car driver in which he won very many races. His racing career is the main source of his income which he maintained much success.
Mark Martin had announced of having his last season in racing in the Nextel Cup Series in the year 2004 saying that 2005 would be his last season. However, he kept being featured till the year 2013 when he had his last racing.