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Before, you did it the way you thought was right, but we had no way of testing except on the track. Marcis, like many other racers of his generation, nsscar raced for the money or notoriety.
Among the legal tricks Marcis tried were gas ports on the pistons, reconfiguring the piston crowns for flame travel and exhaust tuning. Marcus was the only time in my life I got a regular paycheck to race.
However, he made the made of his racing over the summer. So I called Bill, and he said he had never heard of that part number.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Marcis drove his own equipment enjoying moderate success, highlighted by 21 top-five and 40 top matcis and two poles in three seasons. Marcis retired in second place on the all-time starts list with behind Richard Petty.
Fans pulled for their favorite driver because they won a lot or because they just liked rooting for the underdog racing against established teams. You had to put them in marcie bottom of the block with the cam out.
But man did we have the support from the fans at a lot of places. Still, racing throughout the Midwest helped subsidize his efforts behind the wheel.
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He made his first start and last starts at Daytona International Speedway. Below, Marcis at Daytona in the early ’70s.
Then came a torrential rainstorm, and race was red flagged at lap We’ll send you raw engine tech articles, news, features, and videos every week from EngineLabs. With no money for repairs, he dropped the oil pan in a rest area, revealing a burned rod bearing and busted connecting rod.
During his career, he drove for series championship car owners Nord Krauskopf and Rod Osterlund. Marcis finished his career at the Daytonasetting a record for most Daytona s run with In the latter years of his career, Marcis returned to his roots to help keep things going for his team.
Dave Nsscar in action late in his driving career. Marcis survived a spin by Joe Millikan to win the Richmond In what was the worst crash of his career, he climbed out of the wreckage without injury.
Driver Dave Marcis Career Statistics –
Marcis had a horrific accident at Pocono in June when, after getting loose in turn two on the 91st lap, he overcorrected it to dvae right and slammed the wall head-on at a high rate of speed, sending his car airborne and completely destroying it. Get Alerts Save Saved. Nwscar rest of the time if I drove for anyone else, I only got a percentage of what I won. Marcis competed in the Daytona every year from until Retrieved April 3, Jan 31, He currently resides with his wife in the Asheville, North Carolina area.
Where are they now? – Dave Marcis
Msrcis highlight of Marcis’ career as an owner-driver was winning at the old Richmond Fairgrounds in driving a very un-raceable looking 81 Chevy Malibu. Helen Married over 50 years Children: I like to go fishing in Virginia every now and then and I always try to stop by and see Maurice on my way to Virginia. EngineLabs Thank you for your subscription.