Mark Martin named 2009 NASCAR Illustrated Person of the Year

Nov 13, 2009 Read more: Scene Daily 8

Mark Martin is the NASCAR Illustrated Person of the Year presented by Old Spice for 2009.

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Since: Apr 09

Fairport, NY

#1 Nov 13, 2009
Congratulations, deserve it.

Fort Worth, TX

#2 Nov 13, 2009
Great choice. What other sport can a 50 year old man race hard and beat 19 yr olds? He's probably the most "dedicated" driver out there.
Robert Schroeder

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Nov 13, 2009
Thank You Mark for your skill, Patience and fairness you have displayed, lap after lap. I hope to see you next year.

United States

#4 Nov 13, 2009
Kudos to you Mark. You are the most fair and honest driver in Nascar and most deserving of Nascar person of the year.
The Fat and the Furious

United States

#5 Nov 13, 2009
I couldn't agree more with all the statements above about Mark. A class act on and off the track. A great driver who not only represents the sport well, but also his generation. I hope some of the younger drivers learn some of what Mark has. It's not just about always winning, but about having a real passion for what you do and a great respect for what you do and the people around you.
Truex SpecialK

Haddonfield, NJ

#6 Nov 14, 2009
Congratulations Mark!!! A class act for sure. Very deserving guy without a doubt. Hopefully some of the young guns are learning some valuable lessons by the example Marks sets.

Cumberland, WI

#7 Nov 14, 2009
way to go Mark. no one deserves it more that you. win the championship or not you are still a champ in my book.

Since: Nov 09

Webb City, MO

#8 Nov 15, 2009
Yeah!! That Martin is incredible. At this point in any normal situation he'd be the man on top leading the way. It's just a really bad time for any driver to have that 48 team competing against them for a championship.

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