Dave Mader III

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Dave Mader III
Born (1955-06-30) June 30, 1955 (age 61)
Maylene, Alabama, U.S.
Achievements 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 All-American Challenge Series Champion
1978 Snowball Derby Winner
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
10 races run over 5 years
Best finish 45th (1992)
First race 1988 Busch 500 (Bristol)
Last race 1992 Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
22 races run over 5 years
Best finish 30th (1990)
First race 1986 All Pro 300 (Charlotte)
Last race 1992 Atlanta 300 (Atlanta)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 9 2
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish 84th (1998)
First race 1998 Federated Auto Parts 250 (Nashville)
Last race 1998 Memphis 200 (Memphis)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

Dave Mader III (born June 30, 1955) is an American stock car racing driver from Maylene, Alabama.[1] Winner of the 1978 Snowball Derby, he is a former competitor in all three of NASCAR's national touring series.


Mader won the 1978 Snowball Derby, beating Mark Martin.[2]

Mader competed in ten NASCAR Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup Series) races between 1988 and 1992, including leading seven laps at Martinsville Speedway in 1992.[1] In the Busch Series, he raced in 22 events between 1986 and 1992, with nine Top 10 finishes.[1] He raced in two Craftsman Truck Series events in 1998.[1]

In his career, Dave has raced Southern All Star, Sunoco, ASA, NASCAR Late Model Stock, All Pro, NASCAR All - American Challenge, ARCA, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Winston Cup, and Busch Series. Mader won four consecutive championships in the All-American Challenge Series between 1985 and 1988.[3] He also builds and manufactures his own race cars, helps various race teams as their crew chief, and has taught at Race Car College. He has accumulated 224 feature wins. He also competed in the 1992 running of The Winston, driving the #9 car which was in the race as a winning team, thanks to Bill Elliott winning in 1991.

In 2012, Mader was inducted into the Alabama Auto Racing Pioneers Hall of Fame.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Mader has a daughter, Kelly.[3]

Motorsports career results[edit]


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

Winston Cup Series[edit]

Busch Series[edit]

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points


  1. ^ a b c d "Dave Mader III Career statistics". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  2. ^ Traylor, Elgin (October 18, 2013). "Mader and Martin Were the Snowball Derby's First Youth Movement". Speed51.com. Five Flags Speedway. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  3. ^ a b c Inabinett, Mark (October 29, 2012). "Dave Mader III going into Alabama Auto Racing Pioneers Hall of Fame". Press-Register. Mobile, AL. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mike Alexander
NASCAR All-American Challenge Series Champion
1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
Succeeded by
Stanley Smith
Preceded by
Ronnie Sanders
Snowball Derby Winner
Succeeded by
Freddy Fryar