David Keith, winner of three ARCA Menards Series superspeedway races and four pole qualifying awards in 1999 and 2000, passed away Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. He was 46.
Keith went on to race briefly in the NASCAR Xfinity and Cup Series but was better known for his long run as a NASCAR Xfinity and Cup and ARCA spotter, working for organizations including Dale Earnhardt Inc., Roush Fenway Racing, Front Row Motorsports, JTG Daugherty and DGR Crosley as well as drivers Paul Menard, David Gilliland, Tyler Ankrum and Chris Buescher.
His ARCA Menards Series victories came in 1999 at Michigan International Speedway driving for Michael Kranefuss Racing, and at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway in 2000 in cars fielded by Earl and Check Sadler.
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William David Keith, 46, of Mooresville, NC went home to be with the Lord on October 22, 2020.
David was born in Owensboro, KY on December 27, 1973. He is survived by his parents, William C. “Bill” Keith and Joy Ann Kennedy Keith.
David is preceded in death by his 4 Grandparents, 2 Uncles, and his Aunt.
He is survived by his sister, Christina Keith (Charles), fiancée, Nicole “Breezy” Clark; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
David began racing go karts at the age of 9, winning multiple championships, before moving up the ranks to stock cars. He won ARCA races at Michigan International Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, and Daytona International Speedway. After a successful driving career, David forged a career as a spotter for multiple drivers. David loved his hobby of racing RC Cars, especially at Mount TR Lawn Speedway and Mill Hill Stadium, where he was the Track Champion in 2016.
A visitation will be held from 11:00 – 1:00 pm on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home in Huntersville, NC. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 pm in the chapel at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home.