Born: Oct. 24, 1962
Hometown: Hartford, Ohio
Marital Status: Married, Lisa
Children: Emma, Ryan, Erin
Crew chief: Fatdack
Dave Blaney began his professional racing career driving sprint cars in May 1981. Since then he has raced with all three major sprint car organizations; The World of Outlaw National Challenge Series, United Sprint Association, and the All-Star Circuit of Champions. To date he has earned over .1 million in prize money.
With over 180 career feature wins and more than 20 track records, he has consistently ranked within the top five in the National Sprint Car poll; holding first place in the Spring of 1993 and Summer of 1995.
Dave raced USAC Dirt Champ cars on one-mile tracks throughout the country including; DuQuoin, Springfield and Phoenix International. His success led to his win of the USAC Silver Crown Championship in 1984.
Time spent in New York competing in various racing avenues proved to bring success to Dave where he raced for six years. While racing New York Dirt Modifieds on the Syracuse Mile, he was runner-up in 1989, 1994 and 1995. Dave also was the winner of the 1987 and 1993 Syracuse Champion Spark Plug Nationals at the NY State Fairgrounds, and there he also qualified for pole position in the 1994 Wheels 300 DIRT Modified race.
Dave also parlayed his talents into the Midgets arena, where he went on to compete in five Chili Bowl Nationals. His abilities were proven again as he was awarded the title of 1993 Chili Bowl Midget National Champion.
During this time, professionalism and success brought Dave his first major sponsor in 1991, VIVARIN, a product of SmithKline Beecham consumer brands.
The years from 1994 to 1996 were filled with many achievements and major championship wins.
1997 proved to be a spectacular year with much success for Dave. A proven leader in the world of sprint car competition, he signed with AMOCO Ultimate 93 as a sponsor for Hylton-Blaney Motorsports. This partnership then extended itself into Dave signing a three year contract with Bill Davis Racing, to drive the AMOCO Ultimate 93 Pontiac in the NASCAR Busch Series.
In the final eight races of the 1998 NASCAR Busch Series season, Blaney trailed only Matt Kenseth and series point champion Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in cumulative points, averaging 130.63 points per race. Dave's average start (8.3) and average finish (11.6) were among the best of any series regular during the period. With an average start of 14.9 for the season, this placed him fourth among all drivers.
1999 proved to be a successful season for Dave and the Amoco team. He finished a solid seventh place in overall NASCAR Busch series points, despite missing one race due to running a Winston Cup race in Michigan the same day as the Busch event. He captured four pole positions during the '99 season and finished in the top 10 13 times. He posted second-place finishes in Atlanta in the spring and at Darlington in the fall. He ran in five Winston Cup events in 1999, qualifying a strong fourth in Miami and seventh in Atlanta.
Today, Dave Blaney continues to race and prove himself a champion. He will make the jump to the NASCAR Winston Cup series in 2000 in the Bill Davis Racing Amoco Pontiac.