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Stanley Smith (born September 29, 1949 in Chelsea, Alabama) is a retired NASCAR driver and dirt-track racer.

Stanley Smith
Born (1949-09-29) September 29, 1949 (age 69)
Chelsea, Alabama
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
28 races run over 4 years
Best finish35th (1992)
First race1990 DieHard 500 (Talladega)
Last race1993 DieHard 500 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

At the 1993 DieHard 500 at Talladega, Smith nearly died from a basilar skull fracture in a massive crash—the same type of injury that later killed Tony Roper, Adam Petty, Kenny Irwin Jr., Dale Earnhardt and Jason Leffler, Smith was fortunate to recover from the injury. The crash is better known for fellow competitor Jimmy Horton flipping over the wall and rolling down the embankment outside the track.

The multi-car crash happened on lap 69 when Smith clipped Horton's car. Horton then hit three other cars before launching over the wall, ending up completely outside the track. In that crash, Smith hit the wall almost head-on and required medical attention. As a result of this and possibly other wrecks, Talladega installed "catch fencing" along the entire track, not just where spectator stands were present. Another effect of the crash is roof flaps on NASCAR cars. While Smith would never race in the Winston Cup Series again, he would return to competition in the regional Gatorade All Pro Series in 2001, and at the age of 54, win a series event at Kentucky in September 2004. Smith also drove in the Busch Grand National Series, making four starts between 1991 and 1992.

Incidentally, in his first start at the 1990 DieHard 500 at the same track, Smith was involved in a pit road mishap when he lost control of his car and hit several crew members for Tracy Leslie's team. No one was seriously injured.

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 NWCC Pts Ref
1990 BS&S Motorsports 49 Pontiac DAY RCH CAR ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL
Wth
CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY POC 98th 52 [1]
Tri-Star Motorsports 68 Pontiac TAL
37
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL
1991 BS&S Motorsports 49 Buick DAY RCH CAR
37
ATL
DNQ
DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL
21
CLT
36
DOV SON
23
POC MCH
23
DAY
40
POC TAL
31
GLN MCH
40
BRI DAR RCH DOV
22
MAR NWS CLT
22
CAR PHO
36
ATL
25
36th 893 [2]
1992 Chevy DAY
22
CAR
32
RCH
27
ATL
32
DAR
DNQ
BRI NWS MAR TAL
33
CLT
30
DOV SON POC MCH
40
DAY
22
POC TAL
27
GLN MCH
35
BRI DAR RCH
34
DOV MAR NWS CLT
36
CAR PHO
32
ATL
39
35th 959 [3]
1993 Barkdoll Racing 73 Chevy DAY
DNQ
89th 43 [4]
BS&S Motorsports 49 Chevy CAR
DNQ
RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS
DNQ
MAR TAL
DNQ
SON CLT
DNQ
DOV POC MCH DAY
DNQ
NHA POC TAL
40
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL
- Withdrew after practice crash
Daytona 500Edit
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1992 BS&S Motorsports Chevrolet 30 22
1993 Barkdoll Racing Chevrolet DNQ

Busch SeriesEdit

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NBSC Pts Ref
1990 BS&S Motorsports 94 Buick DAY RCH CAR MAR HCY DAR BRI LAN SBO NZH HCY CLT DOV
DNQ
ROU VOL MYB OXF NHA SBO DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT
20
NHA CAR
37
MAR 78th 155 [5]
1992 Laughlin Racing 45 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL MAR DAR BRI HCY LAN DUB NZH CLT DOV ROU MYB GLN VOL NHA TAL
19
IRP ROU MCH NHA BRI DAR RCH DOV
26
CLT MAR CAR HCY 79th 191 [6]

ARCA Permatex SuperCar SeriesEdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 APSC Pts Ref
1991 Folsom Racing 11 Buick DAY ATL KIL TAL TOL FRS POC MCH KIL FRS DEL POC TAL HPT MCH
1*
ISF TOL DSF TWS ATL 148th - [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stanley Smith – 1990 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Stanley Smith – 1991 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "Stanley Smith – 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "Stanley Smith – 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  5. ^ "Stanley Smith – 1990 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "Stanley Smith – 1992 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  7. ^ "Stanley Smith – 1991 ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2017.

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