Dan Shaver

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Dan Shaver
NationalityUnited States American
BornDaniel Shaver
(1950-06-06)June 6, 1950
Charlotte, North Carolina
DiedJanuary 2, 2007(2007-01-02) (aged 56)
Charlotte, North Carolina
ARCA Re/Max Series career
Debut season2002
Former teamsShaver Motorsports
Starts17
Wins0
Poles0
Best finish51st in 2002
Finished last season113th (2006)
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish101st (2002)
First race2002 Tropicana Twister 300 (Chicagoland)
Last race2002 Cabela's 250 (Michigan)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Last updated on: May 26, 2020.

Daniel Shaver (June 6, 1950 – January 2, 2007) was an American professional stock car racing driver. He drove in two NASCAR Busch Series races in 2002, and was a frequent driver in both ARCA and the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).

Racing career[edit]

Shaver began racing in 1992, and when he did so, he founded his own team, Shaver Motorsports. He competed in ARCA, SCCA, and the NASCAR Busch Series, usually driving the No. 49 car and owning the No. 2 ride in ARCA. In 2006, Shaver retired from driving but continued to be an owner in ARCA, where he partnered with Joe Gibbs Racing to field their developmental drivers Denny Hamlin and Aric Almirola. Todd Bodine and Justin Marks were other notable drivers who drove for Shaver's ARCA team.[1]

Personal life and death[edit]

Shaver graduated from South Mecklenburg High School, attended Central Piedmont Community College, and served in the United States Army Reserve.[citation needed]

In 1979, Shaver started a wholesale petroleum distribution company called Carolina Petroleum Distributors and also served as its CEO. The company grew from a statewide to a regional distributor. Shaver also owned a chain of convenience stores called Petro Express,[2] which was his sponsor in nearly all of his NASCAR and ARCA starts.

He died of cancer on January 2, 2007 at the age of 56.[3]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 NBSC Pts Ref
2002 Jay Robinson Racing 49 Chevy DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI
35
GTY PPR IRP MCH
43
BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL CAR PHO HOM 101st 92 [4]

ARCA Re/Max Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Re/Max Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ARMC Pts Ref
2002 Shaver Motorsports 49 Pontiac DAY
20
ATL
DNQ
NSH SLM KEN CLT
21
KAN
28
POC
DNS
MCH
9
TOL SBO KEN BLN POC NSH ISF WIN DSF CHI SLM TAL CLT 51st 555 [5]
2003 DAY
30
ATL
41
NSH SLM TOL KEN
18
CLT
DNS
BLN KAN MCH
30
LER POC POC NSH ISF
29
WIN DSF CHI
DNS
SLM TAL
39
CLT
26
SBO 53rd 600 [6]
2004 DAY
34
NSH SLM KEN TOL CLT
17
KAN POC MCH
DNQ
SBO BLN KEN GTW POC LER NSH ISF TOL DSF CHI SLM 79th 320 [7]
4 Chevy TAL
28
2005 49 DAY
19
NSH SLM KEN TOL LAN MIL POC MCH KAN KEN BLN POC GTW LER NSH MCH 93rd 280 [8]
2 Pontiac ISF
17
TOL DSF CHI SLM TAL
2006 Chevy DAY
12
NSH SLM WIN KEN TOL POC MCH KAN KEN BLN POC GTW NSH MCH ISF MIL TOL DSF CHI SLM TAL IOW 113th 170 [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography Archived 2006-05-29 at the Wayback Machine at ARCA's website, Retrieved January 8, 2007
  2. ^ "Team Owner, Driver Dan Shaver Passes". Archived from the original on 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2007-10-29.
  3. ^ Obituary January 4, 2007 The Charlotte Observer, Retrieved January 8, 2007
  4. ^ "Dan Shaver – 2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  5. ^ "Dan Shaver – 2002 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  6. ^ "Dan Shaver – 2003 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  7. ^ "Dan Shaver – 2004 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  8. ^ "Dan Shaver – 2005 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  9. ^ "Dan Shaver – 2006 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 26, 2020.

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