Justin Marks (born March 25, 1981) is an entrepreneur and former professional race driver from the United States. He most recently participated in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, driving the No. 93 for Meyer Shank Racing in the GT Daytona class with Curb-Agajanian. He is the owner of Crackhouse Racing Team, a NASCAR Cup Series team.
Marks has raced in the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in sports cars and stock cars. In the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Cup Series, he also worked as a road course ringer.
Justin Marks was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 25, 1981. His father has held positions as an executive at Crocs and as the interim CEO of Tesla Motors. When Marks was eight years old, he relocated to Menlo Park, California, with his parents.
His closest companion was his grandfather, who lived in Iowa. He used to go to the dirt racing events with him. He’d watched local Midwest racers like Ken Schrader and Dick Trickle compete on dirt tracks, as well as the Wallace brothers.
Since he was in high school, Justin has been involved in racing events. In the street stock division, he won his first race in 1998. Despite his racing career, he did not abandon his studies. He enrolled at California State University to pursue a sports marketing degree. His passion for racing, on the other hand, forces him to drop out of college.
Justin Marks Net Worth:
Justin Marks is an entrepreneur and former professional race driver from the United States. He is the owner of the “Crackhouse Racing Team” NASCAR Cup Series team. In sports car and stock car racing, Justin has raced in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA Racing Series. Justin Marks’s net worth is expected to be approximately $7 million in 2022.
On June 30, 2021, Justin Marks will purchase Chip Ganassi Racing’s two-car NASCAR Cup Series team.
|Full Name||Justin Marks|
|Birth Date||March 25, 1981|
|Birth Place||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Profession||Entrepreneur, former racing driver|
|Net Worth||$7 million|
Justin Marks Career:
Marks was just 18 years old when he entered his first sports car race. He competed in the SCCA Regional Racing Series first, followed by the Speed World Challenge Series. He began competing in the Rolex Sports Car Series GT Class in 2004. During his time between series, he was able to win four races and finish in the top 10. He competed in the Rolex Sports Car Series again the following year, winning three races.
Marks retired from road racing in 2006 to pursue a career in NASCAR. He went on to compete in the ARCA RE/MAX Series shortly after. In his two years of racing in the Series, though, he did not win a single race. However, he was able to enhance his driving skills. In 2008, he won the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and the ARCA RE/MAX Series from the pole position.
In 2013, Justin made his Sprint Cup Series debut in the Toyota/Save Mart 350, driving the No. 7 of Tommy Baldwin Racing. He raced for Chip Ganassi Racing at Road American and Mid-Ohio in 2015, driving the No. 42 Chevrolet. In 2016, he competed in the Xfinity Series, which allowed him to expand his Chip Ganassi Racing schedule. Marks had his greatest oval track finish in 2018 when he drove the No. 51 for Rick Ware Racing in the season opener.
Justin formed the Crackhouse Racing Team in collaboration with Ty Norris, a former NASCAR executive. In 2021, the team made its debut. He bought Chip Ganassi Racing’s two-car NASCAR Cup Series franchise on June 30, 2021. He received two charters from GCR as well as two entries into all 36 points events as part of the deal. He was also able to ensure that he would receive guaranteed cash streams from each race as a result of the purchase.
Justin Marks Personal Life:
Justin Marks married Erin Peppers, his longtime fiancee, on June 18, 2021. They exchanged vows at Lake Lanier Islands Resort in Buford, Georgia. Their wedding reception was attended by around 200 family and friends.
Andy Lally, Michael McDowell, and Mark Morton, three of Justin’s close pals, also attended his wedding. The newlywed pair is said to have spent their honeymoon in Anguilla. Erin, his wife, is a KartSport North America employee from Auburn, Georgia.