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NASCAR Racing History Burns in Daytona Beach

A major piece of NASCAR racing history went up in flames Monday night. The legendary "Best Damn Garage in Town" burned to the ground in Daytona Beach, FL. Race car builder and master mechanic, Smokey Yunick, was a tough-talking character recognized by his white uniform, cowboy-style hat and cigar or pipe. Yunick worked with the automotive industry and was deeply involved with the design, development and testing of the small-block Chevrolet engine. It was but one of his many innovative projects that ranged to safe walls made of plywood and tires that NASCAR did not use. The mechanical genius and NASCAR crew chief spotted Daytona Beach during training flights over the coast of Florida. Yunick piloted a B-17 in excess of 50 miss...

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