Dan Shaver

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Dan Shaver
Born June 6, 1950
Flag of North Carolina.svg Charlotte, North Carolina
Died January 2, 2007(2007-01-02) (aged 56)
Occupation CEO - Petro Express, Inc. & Carolina Petroleum Distributors

Dan Shaver (June 6, 1950 – January 2, 2007) was an American racecar driver. He drove in two NASCAR Busch Series races in 2002, and was a frequent ARCA driver and (Sports Car Club of America) (SCCA).


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

Business leader[edit]

In 1979 he started a wholesale petroleum distribution company called Carolina Petroleum Distributors. The company grew from a statewide distributor to regional. He also owned a chain of convenience stores called Petro Express.[1]

Racing career[edit]

He began racing in 1992, and he founded Shaver Motorsports. He competed in ARCA, SCCA, and the NASCAR Busch Series. He retired from racing in 2006 but continued to be an owner in ARCA, developing new drivers for bigger teams such as Joe Gibbs Racing developmental driver Aric Almirola.[2] He usually drove the 49 car and owned the #2 ride in ARCA.


Less than one year before his death (on January 30, 2006) he was quoted saying "I’m in the best shape I’ve been in 15 years, and I’m ready to go."[2] He died of cancer on January 2, 2007, aged 56.[3]


  1. ^ "The Official Website of ARCA - Team Owner, Driver Dan Shaver Passes". Archived from the original on 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2007-10-29. 
  2. ^ a b Biography at ARCA's website, Retrieved January 8, 2007
  3. ^ Obituary January 4, 2007 Charlotte Observer, Retrieved January 8, 2007