Dave McClelland

1994 Inductee

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Biography

He’s “the voice of drag racing,” but there are very few automotive events during which Dave hasn’t been heard as one of the most recognizable voices in all of motorsports, as well as acting as a host and emcee for SEMA, ESPN and the NHRA. Dave has been such a presence in the performance industry that he ranks as one of the few “behind-the-mic” talents whose face is as recognizable as his voice. Away from the microphone, Dave’s motorsports career runs the gamut from track operator to founder of the Super Chevy shows to serving as the NHRA’s director of communications. He has been involved with drag racing since 1955; a racer himself, his dragster is in the NHRA museum. Additionally, he has served on the Board of Directors and as chairman for Racers for Christ, and has been the recipient of the SEMA Industry Icon Award and the Car Craft All Star Drag Racing Team Award, as well as the NHRA Good Hand Award, Don Prudhomee Award, Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association Award and Good Guys Hot Rod Hero.