While Smokey Yunick died about 16 years ago now, his legend continues on and will for generations. We got tipped off to this truly awesome video by a guy who said that it was must watch stuff. He was right. In this video Yunick is making an acceptance speech after being inducted into the Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame in Daytona Beach, this is an HoF run by the local Rotary club and is not (as far as we know) connected to NASCAR directly. Of course the “real” NASCAR hall of fame is in Charlotte and they still have not let the late Smokey Yunick in.
Yunick is on his stuff in this one. His cracks are hilarious, his language is not exactly work safe, and his sincere appreciation for what others did for racing during the years when NASCAR was getting off the ground is genuine. There’s not much more to say here other than that this is 10-minutes of 100% pure gold.
CAUTION: THERE IS SWEARING AND SOME MILDLY ROUGH LANGUAGE HERE — BE WARNED IF YOU ARE WATCHING AT WORK! NOTHING OVER THE TOP, BUT NOT CHURCH PEW CONVERSATION EITHER!