Dave Steele developed the reputation as "Mr. Pavement" having won on pavement tracks at all levels in the competitive USAC divisions, which includes the Midget, Sprint Car, and Silver Crown series. He honed his skills on the Florida pavement tracks and burst onto the USAC racing scene winning main events with ease. He claimed the largest purse ever paid for a midget race when he won the TWIN 25's $50,000 to win prize at Indianapolis Raceway Park (now O'Reilly Raceway Park).
Dave brings special expertise for the big, high-speed pavement tracks such as ORP (O'Reilly Raceway Park), Iowa Speedway, and the mile at Phoenix International Raceway.
Dave joined the Nine Racing team to specifically manage the pavement program. He will be involved with pavement set-up and preparation. His expertise is developing a shock package designed to meet the needs of the particular pavement track large or small. Dave will attend each pavement test and all the pavement racing events. He will also be responsible for coordinating the at-track management and driver coaching aspects.