Billy Wade
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Born: February 28, 1930
Died: January 5, 1965
Cause of Death: Practice crash at Daytona
Awards: 1963 NASCAR Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Cup statistics
70 races run over 3 years.
Best Cup Position: 4th - 1964 (Grand National)
First Race: 1962 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last Race: 1964 Jaycee 300 (Augusta Speedway)
First Win: 1964 Fireball Roberts 200 (Old Bridge Stadium)
Last Win: 1964 The Glen 151.8 (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top Tens Poles
4 41 5

Billy Wade (February 28, 1930 in Houston, Texas - January 5, 1965) had a brief yet successful stint in NASCAR.

He was the 1963 NASCAR Rookie of the Year for car owner Cotton Owens. He finished the season with 14 Top 10 finishes in 31 races.

He won four consecutive races the following year for Bud Moore between July 10 and July 19, 1964. He also accumulated 5 poles and 25 Top 10 finishes in his 35 starts.

He died during a tire test at Daytona International Raceway in 1965.

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