Thursday, March 1, 2018

Dave Marcis Born In Wausau, Wisconsin - March 1, 1941

March 1, 1941
Dave Marcis
Born in Wausau, Wisconsin, USA.
Retired NASCAR Winston Cup driver, whose career spanned five decades. Marcis won five times over this tenure, twice at Richmond, including his final win in 1982, and collected 94 top 5 and 222 top 10. His best championship results were 2nd in 1975, 5th in 1978, 6th in 1974, 1976 and 1982, and 9th in 1970, 1980 and 1981.

Marcis was most famous for two things: racing for his own team and racing while wearing wingtip shoes to absorb the heat in the car. He made the Daytona 500 every year from 1968 until 1999. The 2002 Daytona 500 was the last time Marcis raced in NASCAR.

Marcis was a test driver for the IROC and the Nextel Cup series after his retirement from racing competition in early 2002. He currently resides with his wife in the Asheville, North Carolina area.

1 comment:

  1. he also liked peanut butter & sardine sandwiches