Blaise Alexander (26 March 1976 - 4 October 2001) was an American stock car racer from Montoursville, Pennsylvania. He began racing at the age of 12 in go-karts, winning the coveted World Karting Association East Regional championship in 1992. In 1995, he moved south to Mooresville, North Carolina and was named Rookie of the Year in the ARCA series the following year. Over his ARCA career, he won three times. In 1997, he began running NASCAR in the Busch Series and the Craftsman Truck Series . He only achieved modest success but was signed on to run for Team SABCO in the Busch Series in 2000, posting two top-ten finishes and finishing 25th in points. After that year, he returned to the ARCA for more experience.
On 4 October 2001, during the Easycare 100 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, Alexander was battling Kerry Earnhardt for the lead when their cars touched, sending Earnhardt flipping upside-down through the infield while Alexander crashed into the outside retaining wall nearly head-on. Earnhardt made it out unscathed, but Alexander was taken to the hospital unconscious and showing no pulse. Within 25 minutes, he was pronounced dead. His death, the sixth stock car racing fatality in two years, convinced NASCAR to mandate the HANS device for all drivers.
Upon arriving in North Carolina, Alexander also enjoyed a close friendship with fellow Busch rookie driver and eventual NASCAR superstar, Jimmie Johnson, as they competed against each other on the track, while supporting each other while not racing.
Alexander's memory has been honored by Johnson in several public and private ways. Johnson dedicated his first Cup win to Alexander during a nationally viewed Victory Lane interview and also recognised the Alexander family several years later, also in a Victory Lane interview, following a Cup race that took place just days after the passing of Blaise's mother. As Johnson's busy schedule permits, he continues to support various charity causes and events that Alexander initiated in his hometown area of Central Pennsylvania.