Dave Marcis career summary

DAVE MARCIS Born: Wausau, Wisc. Resides: Avery's Creek, N.C. D.O.B.: 3/1/41 Spouse: Helen Children: Shawn Marie, July 15, 1970 Richard, February 3, 1972 Drives his own Chevrolet Monte Carlo... First race, 1968...

DAVE MARCIS

Born: Wausau, Wisc. Resides: Avery's Creek, N.C. D.O.B.: 3/1/41 Spouse: Helen Children: Shawn Marie, July 15, 1970 Richard, February 3, 1972

Drives his own Chevrolet Monte Carlo... First race, 1968 Daytona 500... Runner-up to Richard Petty for 1975 Winston Cup championship... Won two USAC stock-car races and three Late Model Sportsman (now Busch Grand National) events... Wisconsin short-track champion in 1965... 760 Winston Cup starts, 5 wins, 14 poles and $4,277,429 career winnings... Won first race in 225th start, 1975 Old Dominion 500 at Martinsville... Won three straight pole positions at Talladega, 1975-76... $261,650 in '94 winnings, finished 36th in '94 Winston Cup standings.

Father owned garage and wrecking yard. Marcis first became interested in speed when he drove some of his father's cars in field next to garage... Inspired by Ernie Derr, an IMCA driver who won races at the local fair... Would like to run a fishing resort or restaurant when driving days are through.

WINSTON CUP VICTORIES: 1975 = Martinsville 1976 = Richmond Talladega Atlanta 1982 = Richmond

SOURCE: 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Media Guide

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dave Marcis , Richard Petty