It is always fun when we get to see the #71 head down the mile at Wilmington because it represents a lot of history, blood, sweat, and tears. We don't normally equate NASCAR racers with the land speed racing world but Dave Marcis sure fits the bill. He had the land speed racer's mentality and spirit in a sport that certainly does not breed it. One of the last truly independant drivers, team owners, mechanics, and all around wrenchmen in the realm of professional stock car racing he defined what it meant to be a hard nosed racer until his retirement a little more than a decade ago. Now in his 70s, Marcis still love going fast and we sure love seeing him at Wilmington.
For those of you at the September meet you know that he provided us with a little bit of a thrill on his first run and lots of laughs on his second run when he hauled his nearl 220mph stock car down to make the first turn off after going a little on the long side the first trip down. He's a racer through and through and this film about what his career and life after NASCAR has been like really is great. You'll see footage of him racing back in the day as well as making a rip down the Ohio Mile as well. Truly a great watch!
PRESS PLAY BELOW TO SEE DAVE MARCIS, THEN AND NOW!