Race Car Driver

Joe Shear’s Death – Cause and Date

The race car driver Joe Shear died at the age of 54. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Former stock car racer amassed over 600 wins in a career that spanned over three decades.

He was named the Rockford Speedway Rookie of the Year in 1964.

He was a two-time ARTGO Series Champion in his career, in 1986 and 1989.

Personal Life

He and his wife Connie had a son named Joe Jr.

His son Joe Jr. became the crew chief for Dakoda Armstrong in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

How did Joe Shear die?

Shear discovered he had cancer three years before he died. He died on March 6, 1998. Madison International Speedway has held an ARCA Midwest Tour memorial race since 2008 (except in 2020, where it was held at Dells Raceway Park because Madison could not hold events because of pandemic restrictions.