Smokey Yunick

Smokey Yunick bio

Birth Name: Smokey Yunick

Occupation: Race Car Driver

Place Of Birth: PA

Date Of Birth: May 25, 1923

Date Of Death: May 9, 2001

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Smokey Yunick was born on the 25th of May, 1923. He was known for being a Race Car Driver. Racecar designer, automotive part inventor, mechanic, and driver who was a key figure in the first years of NASCAR racing. He was also a recognized inventor, holding twelve patents, and experimented with alternate energy.

Smokey Yunick was born in PA. He began building and racing motorcycles during his teen years, and he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a bomber pilot during World War II. He opened his garage– Smokey’s Best Damn Garage in Town– in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1947. His excellent reputation as a mechanic introduced him to local stock car drivers who, in turn, encouraged him to become involved in racing.

Smokey Yunick was a Gemini and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Smokey Yunick was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Smokey Yunick is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Smokey’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Smokey Yunick’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Smokey Yunick’s parents.

Associated with

Robert Wickens

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Pascal Wehrlein

Race Car Driver

Emiliano Spataro

Race Car Driver

Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Smokey Yunick kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Smokey Yunick was born in the Year of the Pig.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Smokey Yunick
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Smokey Yunick was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Smokey Yunick was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: Smokey Yunick had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Smokey Yunick’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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