June 5, 1939|
|Died||January 15, 1978
Van Nuys, California
|Cause of death||Accident (Modified practice)|
|Awards||Saugus Speedway track champion|
|Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career|
|19 races run over 6 years|
|Best finish||38th - 1976|
|First race||1972 Riverside|
|Last race||1977 Ontario|
Lynwood Lacey "Sonny" Easley (June 5, 1939 - January 15, 1978) was an American racecar driver who is best known for competing in the NASCAR Winston West Series and a handful of Winston Cup Series events.
Easley tallied nine Winston West victories over his career, including a victory in the first stock car race ever held at the Laguna Seca Raceway road course. He finished 2nd in Winston West points on two different occasions, in 1973 and 1975.
During practice for a NASCAR modified sportsman race at Riverside on January 15, 1978, Easley was killed when his 1968 Camaro slid across the track into a trailer and pickup truck near pit road. A pit crew member for Tiny Keith, Douglas Grunst, was also killed in the incident.
Easley lived in Van Nuys, California.
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