- Category : 1930-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (26)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 1
American stock car racing driver, who 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 Engineering between 10 July and 19 July 1964. The four wins gives Wade the sole distinction of being the only driver to accomplish this feat with his victories at Old Bridge Stadium 10th, a road course at Bridgehampton, N.Y on the 12th, a July 15 win at Islip Speedway in New York, and fourth win at Watkins Glen. He also accumulated five poles and 25 Top 10 finishes in his 35 starts.
On 5 January 1965, Wade was performing a tire test at Daytona International Speedway, when a tire blowout caused his car to crash in the west turn, killing him.