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Smokey: Engineer & Racer

Henry “Smokey” Yunick did not hold an engineering degree from a major university.
Veteran racer Jody Measamer will pay tribute to legendary car owner and mechanic Smokey Yunick with his CARS Tour Throwback 276 paint scheme Aug. 3-4 at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway.
Building on the efforts of Darlington Raceway to salute racing’s yesteryears, Germain Racing will field a black and gold No. 13 Chevrolet for Casey Mears painted like the cars once owned by NASCAR pioneer Smokey Yunick during the Bojangles Southern 500 on Sept. 4.
Charlotte Motor Speedway honored former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owner and crew chief Ray Evernham with the Smokey Yunick Award Thursday afternoon.
Mario Andretti enjoys the spoils of victory after winning the 1967 Daytona 500.
In 1967, Mario Andretti scored his lone Daytona 500 triumph just days before turning 27. The National Speed Sport News report in the March 1, 1967, issue read as follows: "Driving a foot-to-the-floor flat-out race, visiting USAC national champion Mario Andretti dominated the ninth annual Daytona 500 stock-car race...

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