Legendary NHRA Announcer McClelland Dies

Dave McClelland, the voice of NHRA drag racing for 44, years has died. McClelland, a television broadcaster by trade, called his first drag race in 1959. He was a fixture on the mic at NHRA national events and for many years on television coverage of the NHRA Drag Racing Series. McClelland appeared on television coverage of drag racing on The Nashville Network, ESPN, Speed Channel and The Outdoor Channel. McClelland was first involved in drag racing in 1955 and drag raced himself for a time. McClelland worked as NHRA Public Relations and publicity director for seven years. In 1994, McClelland received The Ollie Award at the All-Star Drag Racing Team ceremony and he was recognized with the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame’s Founders Award in 2005.

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