Sign in Not A Member? Join now!
Find A Grave - Graceland West Cemetery and Mausoleum
Smith, Louise b. July 31, 1916 d. April 15, 2006 Auto Race Car Driver. She is remembered as "the first lady of racing," and was on the NASCAR circuit from 1945-56. Known for her fearless style, she won 38 modified events. She was the first woman inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1999. She quit racing in 1956, but stayed close to the track, working with Darlington Raceway's pageant before she resigned as grand patron in November 1989 after serving more than a decade. (Bio by: Ron Moody) Graceland West Cemetery and Mausoleum, Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA