by Charlie Turner
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NASCAR’s Ironman takes on a guy in wing-tips in this opening round match. One of NASCAR’s steadiest performers against one of it’s toughest owner-drivers. Which one moves on in the NASCAR 64 Greatest Drivers Tournament at Bench Racing with Steve and Charlie.
Dave Marcis and his famous wing-tip driving shoes started 883 Cup Series races – second all-time – and finished with five wins, 222 top tens and 14 poles. He was one of the top Winston Cup drivers of the ’70 s and the last, non-factory supported, driver owner.
Terry Labonte is known as NASCAR’s Ironman because of his 655 consecutive Cup Series starts. He won Winston Cup Championships in ’84 and ’96 and grabbed 21 Cup Series wins in his career. Though Terry won just two times each of his championship years, he also had 24 top ten finishes in each . Terry and Bobby Labonte are the only brothers to win Winston Cup championships.
Both of these great drivers are known for perseverance as well as talent. Which one moves on to the round of 32 is up to you. Leave a comment.