Albert Kenneth Newman, 87, of Nottingham, died when the blue Mazda Premacy he was travelling in was involved in a collision near to junction 24 of the southbound carriageway.
The incident happened at around 2am on Monday and also involved a white Ford Transit van. Police would not provide details about where in Nottinghamshire Mr Newman was from.
Michael Joesph William Luciw, 27, from Stapleford, who was a passenger in the van, also died in the collision.
The driver of the van was taken to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham where he remains in a stable condition.
Anyone who has information about the incident or saw either vehicle prior to the collision, is asked to call DC 1761 Pete Davies on 101.