Henry "Smokey" Yunick (May 25, 1923 – May 9, 2001) was an American mechanic and car designer associated with motorsports. Yunick was deeply involved in the early years of NASCAR, and he is probably most associated with that racing genre. He participated as a racer, designer, and held other jobs related to the sport, but was best known as a mechanic, builder, and crew chief. Yunick was twice NASCAR mechanic of the year; and his teams would include 50 of the most famous drivers in the sport, winning 57 NASCAR Cup Series races, including two championships in 1951 and 1953.

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  • Henry "Smokey" Yunick (May 25, 1923 – May 9, 2001) was an American mechanic and car designer associated with motorsports. Yunick was deeply involved in the early years of NASCAR, and he is probably most associated with that racing genre. He participated as a racer, designer, and held other jobs related to the sport, but was best known as a mechanic, builder, and crew chief. Yunick was twice NASCAR mechanic of the year; and his teams would include 50 of the most famous drivers in the sport, winning 57 NASCAR Cup Series races, including two championships in 1951 and 1953. He was renowned as an opinionated character who "was about as good as there ever was on engines", according to Marvin Panch, who drove stock cars for Yunick and won the 1961 Daytona 500. His trademark white uniform and battered cowboy hat, together with a cigar or corncob pipe, were a familiar sight in the pits of almost every NASCAR or Indianapolis 500 race for over twenty years. During the 1980s, he wrote a technical column, "Track Tech", for Circle Track magazine. In 1990, he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. He has yet to be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. (en)
  • Anche se nella sua vita svolse principalmente l'attività di meccanico, Yunick fu uno dei più celebri preparatori di auto da corsa di tutti i tempi, ed è responsabile di una serie di innovazioni che hanno avuto grande diffusione nel mondo delle corse e nella costruzione di automobili civili: tra queste, le principali sono l'introduzione dell'alettone aerodinamico posteriore e l'invenzione delle barriere di sicurezza di pneumatici. È stato attivo soprattutto nella categoria NASCAR e Indianapolis, dove ha lavorato come pilota, progettista, meccanico, costruttore e caposquadra, riscuotendo successi in quasi ogni ruolo. Oltre che per le sue abilità, e ricordato per il suo stile, caratterizzato da una vecchia uniforme bianca, cappello da cowboy e sigaro (o, occasionalmente, pipa). Negli anni ottanta ha tenuto una rubrica di tecnica sul giornale di sport automobilistici Circle Track. Nella sua carriera è stato due volte nominato "Meccanico NASCAR dell'anno", ha vinto col suo team 57 corse (tra cui due campionati nazionali) e ha lavorato con 50 dei più famosi piloti viventi. Nel 1990 è stato ammesso alla International Motorsports Hall of Fame. (it)
  • ヘンリー・"スモーキー"・ユニック(ヤニックとも)(1923年5月25日 - 2001年5月9日)は、アメリカ人モータースポーツ整備士およびレーシングカーデザイナー。ユニックは黎明期のNASCARに深く関与し、恐らくはその経歴の多くを最もNASCARに関連付けられた人物でもある。彼はレーサー、デザイナーとしてNASCARに参加し、その他のモータースポーツに関連した仕事を行ったが、彼はNASCAR史上に名を残す最高のメカニック、ビルダーおよびクルーチーフの一人としても知られていた。 (ja)
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  • ヘンリー・"スモーキー"・ユニック(ヤニックとも)(1923年5月25日 - 2001年5月9日)は、アメリカ人モータースポーツ整備士およびレーシングカーデザイナー。ユニックは黎明期のNASCARに深く関与し、恐らくはその経歴の多くを最もNASCARに関連付けられた人物でもある。彼はレーサー、デザイナーとしてNASCARに参加し、その他のモータースポーツに関連した仕事を行ったが、彼はNASCAR史上に名を残す最高のメカニック、ビルダーおよびクルーチーフの一人としても知られていた。 (ja)
  • Henry "Smokey" Yunick (May 25, 1923 – May 9, 2001) was an American mechanic and car designer associated with motorsports. Yunick was deeply involved in the early years of NASCAR, and he is probably most associated with that racing genre. He participated as a racer, designer, and held other jobs related to the sport, but was best known as a mechanic, builder, and crew chief. Yunick was twice NASCAR mechanic of the year; and his teams would include 50 of the most famous drivers in the sport, winning 57 NASCAR Cup Series races, including two championships in 1951 and 1953. (en)
  • Anche se nella sua vita svolse principalmente l'attività di meccanico, Yunick fu uno dei più celebri preparatori di auto da corsa di tutti i tempi, ed è responsabile di una serie di innovazioni che hanno avuto grande diffusione nel mondo delle corse e nella costruzione di automobili civili: tra queste, le principali sono l'introduzione dell'alettone aerodinamico posteriore e l'invenzione delle barriere di sicurezza di pneumatici. (it)
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