Martin wins at ‘The Million’, Nemiec is runner-up
Nathan Martin’s first-place money reportedly was $365,000.
Nathan Martin was the winner of the 20th Anniversary CARS Protection Plus Million Dollar Race at Montgomery (Ala.) Raceway Park. The Ft. Worth, Texas, driver lasted 10 rounds of competition to march his dragster into the winner’s circle of the world’s biggest sportsman race.
Martin defeated Ed Niemiec of Chicago, Ill., in the final round.
This year’s Million shattered records in attendance with 623 entries in the Triple 25’s and over 350 entries in the main event. The event is actually four races in one, with three $25,000-to-win events on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, and the Million Dollar Race on Saturday. (Chris Simmons Photography)