Lou Figaro

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Lou Figaro
BornLouis Angelo Figaro, Jr.
(1920-10-12)October 12, 1920
Inglewood, California
DiedOctober 25, 1954(1954-10-25) (aged 34)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Cause of deathInjuries from racing accident
Achievements1953 WAR Championship (late models)
AwardsInducted in West Coast Stock Car Racing Hall Of Fame (posthumous, 2002)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
17 races run over 2 years
Best finish22nd - 1951 (Grand National)
First race1951 untitled race (Phoenix)
Last race1954 Wilkes 160 (North Wilkesboro)
First win1951 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 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 seriously injured 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.


  1. ^ "Stock car driver dies in racing accident". The Daily Pantagraph. Bloomington, Illinois. Associated Press. October 26, 1954. Archived from the original on July 31, 2018.

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