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Encyclopedia > Larry Smith (NASCAR)
Lawrence Smith
Birthplace: Lenoir, North Carolina
Born: June 2, 1942
Died: August 12, 1973
Cause of Death: Racing Accident
Awards: 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Cup statistics
38 races run over 3 years.
Best Cup Position: 23rd - 1972 (Winston Cup)
First Race: 1971 World 600 (Charlotte)
Last Race: 1973 Talladega 500 (Alabama)
First Win: -
Last Win: -
Wins Top Tens Poles
0 9 0

Larry Smith(June 26, 1942-August 12, 1973, born in Lenoir, North Carolina) is a former NASCAR driver. He made his debut in the 1971 World 600 in the 92 Ford, finishing 22nd. He would go on to run three more races that year, acquring one top-ten finish. In 1972, he was named the first NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year, running 23 races and posting seven top-ten finishes. The next year, he finally aquired major sponsorship, from Carling Black Label. Unfortunately, he was struggling severely that year and was trying to turn things around. Lenoir is a city located in Caldwell County, North Carolina. ... 2 June is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Tuesday. ... The NASCAR Rookie of the Year award is presented to the first-year driver that has the best season. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo NEXTEL Cup trophy, adopted in 2004 4-time champion Jeff Gordon poses with the Winston Cup trophy (used prior to 2004) The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Tuesday. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... The Coca-Cola 600 (formerly World 600) is a six hundred mile stock car race held annually at Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a superspeedway in Concord, North Carolina, a few miles north of Charlotte. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... At one time, two different NASCAR races were known as the Talladega 500: For the race at Talladega Superspeedway from 1969 to 1987, see UAW Ford 500 For the race at Talladega Superspeedway in 2001, see Aarons 499 This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with... Talladega Superspeedway is now the official name of a motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama, that was formerly Alabama International Motor Speedway. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Lenoir is a city located in Caldwell County, North Carolina. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The Coca-Cola 600 (formerly World 600) is a six hundred mile stock car race held annually at Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. ... The NASCAR Rookie of the Year award is presented to the first-year driver that has the best season. ... This article is about Black Label beer. ...


Later that year, while running the Talladega 500, Smith spun on lap 14 and slapped the Turn 1 wall, with his car suffering just minor damage, which the crew was preparing to fix, when word got out that Smith did not survive the impact of that crash. It turned out that the head injuries that killed Smith came because he tore the inner-lining out of his helmet, which had been bothering him for some time. At one time, two different NASCAR races were known as the Talladega 500: For the race at Talladega Superspeedway from 1969 to 1987, see UAW Ford 500 For the race at Talladega Superspeedway in 2001, see Aarons 499 This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with...


 
 

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