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John Marcum


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John Marcum
Person

Died:  1981

John Marcum founded the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) in 1953.

He was a former race car driver, who raced against Bill France, Sr. in the 1940's and later worked for him as a NASCAR official.

Known as "Silver Dollar Man" for carrying and giving out silver dollars.

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"John always used to carry silver dollars in his pocket.  He'd then hand them out to promoters and just about anybody else.  I remember him even giving me one once."  Ramo Stott, former ARCA Champion


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