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Ebenezer "Slick" Smith was an American stock car racing driver. A native of Atlanta, Georgia,[1] he was competitor in the NASCAR Grand National Series (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) and competed in the first-ever series race in 1949. He was one of the first drivers to receive sponsorship from a car manufacturer.[2]

Slick Smith
BornEbenezer Smith
(1929-08-17)August 17, 1929
Atlanta, Georgia
DiedJanuary 27, 1997(1997-01-27) (aged 67)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
50 races run over 7 years
Best finish12th (1953)
First race1949 Race No. 1 (Charlotte)
Last race1955 Race No. 36 (Montgomery)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 18 1


  1. ^ "Eubanks in Car Race Today on Charlotte Oval". Spartanburg Herald Journal. Spartanburg, SC. April 5, 1953. p. B4. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
  2. ^ Zyla, Greg (October 21, 2013). "First official NASCAR sponsor". The Enterprise. Brockton, MA. Archived from the original on October 31, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-30.