Lou Figaro

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Lou Figaro
Born Louis Angelo Figaro, Jr.
(1920-10-12)October 12, 1920
Inglewood, California
Died October 25, 1954(1954-10-25) (aged 34)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Cause of death Injuries from racing accident
Achievements 1953 WAR Championship (late models)
Awards Inducted in West Coast Stock Car Racing Hall Of Fame (posthumous, 2002)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
17 races run over 2 years
Best finish 22nd - 1951 (Grand National)
First race 1951 untitled race (Phoenix)
Last race 1954 Wilkes 160 (North Wilkesboro)
First win 1951 untitled race (Carrell)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 6 1

Louis Angelo Figaro, Jr. (October 12, 1920 – October 25, 1954) was an American racecar driver. He is the son of Louis Angelo Figaro (LeoLuca Ficara) & Amanda Bartley. His father immigrated from Corleone Sicily Italy in 1903

Figaro competed in 17 NASCAR Cup Series races from 1951 to 1954, picking up one victory in the 1951 event at Carrell Speedway in Gardena, California. He was killed in an accident during the 1954 Wilkes 160 at North Wilkesboro Speedway on October 24, 1954, when his vehicle smashed through the guardrail and overturned with three laps left. He died in the hospital the following day.[1]

In 2002, Figaro was inducted into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. His granddaughter, Tracy Figaro-Davis, accepted.

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  1. ^ "Stock car driver dies in racing accident". The Daily Pantagraph. Bloomington, Illinois. Associated Press. October 26, 1954. Archived from the original on February 24, 2016. 

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