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Feature   May 1, 2002   by Auto Service World

Over the Counter: May 2002: Smokey Gets His Wings


Legendary engine builder and motorsports personality “Smokey” Yunick has been named a “Racing Angel” at the Motorsports Hall of Fame.

Henry “Smokey” Yunick was posthumously presented Prolong’s “Racing Angel” award for 2002 in conjunction with the 12th annual International Motorsports Hall of Fame induction in Talladega, Ala., in April.

The “Racing Angel” award identifies and acknowledges individuals exemplifying extraordinary achievements, determination and charitable goodwill within the motorsports community. The award was presented by Linda Vaughn. Yunick, from Daytona Beach, Florida, was well known for Smokey’s, “The Best Damn Garage in Town.” He fielded more than 50 winners as a crew chief, chief mechanic or engine builder.


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