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Louise Smith

  • Birth 31 Jul 1916 Barnesville, Lamar County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 15 Apr 2006 Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 13989371

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Eamonn
  • Added: 18 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13989371
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louise Smith (31 Jul 1916–15 Apr 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13989371, citing Graceland West Cemetery and Mausoleum, Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .