Saturday 1st March 1941
Born on this day, Dave Marcis, former NASCAR Winston Cup (now known as the NASCAR Sprint Cup) circuit driver whose career spanned five decades. Marcis is best knowm 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.