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Mark Anthony Martin was born on the 9th January 1959, in Batesville, Arkansas USA, and is a former stock car racing driver, and one of NASCAR’s most decorated drivers. His driving career was active between 1977 and 2014.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this famous driver has acquired so far? How rich Mark Martin is? According to sources, it is estimated that Mark Martin’s overall net worth as of early 2016 is $70 million including assets such as car dealerships. It has been accumulated through his 37 year-long racing career, mostly in NASCAR’s elite series.
Mark Martin Net Worth $70 Million
Mark was born to Jackie and Julian Martin, a truck driver and founder of Julian Martin Inc. trucking company and also a sponsor of the local race team, from whom Mark inherited the passion for racing. Mark began his career at the age of 15, on a small dirt track driving a car that his father built for him. His successful debut was rewarded by winning the Arkansas State Championship in 1974.
After matriculating from Batesville High School, Mark moved to Springfield, Missouri and joined the American Speed Association (ASA) competition in 1977, where he earned ASA Rookie of the Year award. Afterwards, Mark won the ASA championship series three years in a row, from 1978 to 1980. Early success provided the basis for Mark’s, later impressive, net worth.
In 1981, Mark debuted in the elite NASCAR Winston Cup series. However, after moderate success but failed sponsorship, unable to fund his own team, Mark was compelled to sell it and take a step back, and he returned to ASA. After winning the ASA series championship again, in 1986 Mark continued his career in the Busch Series. Despite the fact that he didn’t win that championship, his racing talent caught the eye of the owner of Roush Fenway Racing – Jack Roush, and Mark came back to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. This subsequent 19 year-long cooperation led Martin to record 35 victories in the NASCAR Nextel Cup division (formerly Winston Cup) , 230 top-five finishes, 560 top-10s and four No.2 positions in Sprint Cup series (1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002). These accomplishments, apart from bringing him glory and fame, also added a significant sum to his overall net worth.
Alongside mentioned, Mark Martin left a huge impact on the Nationwide Series too. Although he competed for just one season, he still holds the most wins (48) and most pole positions (30) records. In 2006, motorsports media named Mark Martin as the greatest Nationwide Series driver of all-time.
In 2014, Mark announced his retirement from driving, but stayed in racing as a driver development coach and mentor. In his thrilling career, Mark Martin earned, besides glory and humongous net worth, some prestigious rewards and honors, including NASCAR Illustrated Person of the Year Award in 2002, 2005 and 2009, NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998, and Motorsport Hall of Fame of America inductee in 2015.
Apart from successful racing career, Mark Martin has also made some efforts towards business – he owns four car dealerships, under the label Mark Martin Automotive, including Mark Martin Powersports, Mark Martin Ford and personal museum in Batesville and Mark Martin Chevrolet in Melbourne, Arkansas. These ventures are certainly increasing his overall net worth.
When it comes to his personal life, he has been acknowledged as a healthy lifestyle advocate and spends plenty of time on his fitness routine. Mark Martin is married to Arlene, and the couple currently resides in his hometown of Batesville with five children, their son and four kids from Arlene’s previous marriage.
Mark is not only a great driver, but also a licensed pilot, and a huge fan of rap music.
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|Birth date:||January 9, 1959|
|Birth place:||Batesville, Arkansas, U.S.|
|Profession:||Former American professional stock car racing driver, NASCAR's driver|
|Parents:||Jackie, Julian Martin|
|Awards:||1977 ASA National Tour Rookie of the ASA Rookie of the Year award (1977), Year, Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998), Motorsports Hall of Fame of America inductee (2015)|
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|Baywatch||1999||TV Series special thanks - 1 episode|
|NASCAR on Fox||2013||TV Series||Himself - Michael Waltrip Racing|
|2011 Toyota/Save Mart 350||2011||TV Movie||Himself|
|The 10||2011||TV Series||Himself|
|Pepsi Max 400||2010||TV Movie||Himself|
|2010 Toyota/Save Mart 350||2010||TV Movie||Himself|
|2010 Budweiser Shootout||2010||TV Movie||Himself|
|Pepsi 500||2009||TV Movie||Himself|
|CMT Hot 20 Countdown||2009||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|2008 NASCAR Pennsylvania 500||2008||TV Movie||Himself - Driver: #8 Steak-umm Burgers Chevrolet|
|2008 NASCAR Lifelock 400||2008||TV Movie||Himself - Driver: #8 U.S. Army Chevrolet|
|2008 NASCAR Pocono 500||2008||TV Movie||Himself - Driver: #8 Steak-Umm Burgers Chevrolet|
|2008 NASCAR Crown Royal Dan Lowry 400||2008||TV Movie||Himself - Driver: #8 U.S. Army Chevrolet|
|2008 NASCAR Subway 500||2008||TV Movie||Himself - Driver: #01 U.S. Army Reserves Chevrolet|
|2008 NASCAR Samsung 500||2008||TV Movie||Himself - Driver: #8 U.S. Army Chevrolet|
|2008 NASCAR Daytona 500||2008||TV Movie||Himself - Driver: #8 US Army Chevrolet|
|NASCAR in Primetime||2007||TV Series||Himself|
|2007 Pennsylvania 500||2007||TV Movie||Himself - Driver: #01 Army Chevrolet|
|NASCAR Nextel Cup Allstate 400||2007||TV Movie||Himself - Driver: #01 U.S. Army Chevrolet|
|The Early Show||2006||TV Series||Himself|
|Late Show with David Letterman||2006||TV Series||Himself - Top Ten List Presenter|
|Sony HD 500||2006||TV Movie||Himself|
|Guiding Light||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|Sony HD 500||2005||TV Movie||Himself|
|NASCAR Drivers: 360||2005||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500||2004||TV Movie||Himself - Driver: #6 Viagra Ford|
|Pop Secret 500||2004||TV Movie||Himself|
|The Fifty||1998||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself|
|WCW Thunder||1998||TV Series||Himself - Driver|
|ESPN Speedworld||1998||TV Series||Himself - No. 6 Valvoline / Cummins Ford driver|
|Steel Chariots||1997||TV Movie||Himself|
|1996 Daytona 500||1996||TV Movie||Himself - Driver: #6 Valvoline Ford|
|Rome Is Burning||2007||TV Series||Himself|
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|1||Will join two-time defending Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, four-time series champion Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr at Hendrick Motorsports in full schedule 2009 and a split ride in 2010. [July 2008]|
|2||Tentatively plans to retire from the Nextel Cup series and race in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series full-time after the 2005 season, but has said he will return to Nextel Cup for 2006 if Jack Roush is without a driver for the #6 car. [August 2005]|
|3||Four of his 5 children are from his wife Arlene's first marriage.|
|4||Signed by car owner Jack Roush in 1988 as his first Winston Cup driver for the #6 car. The two currently share the longest active car owner/driver affiliation in the NASCAR Winston/Nextel Cup series.|
|5||Has 34 career NASCAR Winston/Nextel Cup victories.|
|6||Has a book out called "NASCAR for Dummies"|
|7||Has won more NASCAR Busch Series races than anyone in the series' history.|
|8||Stock car race driver.|
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