Lizzy Musi Dies: ‘Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings’ Racer Was 33


Lizzy Musi, a race car driver who starred on Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings and multiple Discovery spinoffs, died July 27 of breast cancer at her North Carolina home, her father announced on social media. She was 33.

Musi was diagnosed triple-negative Stage 4 breast cancer in April 2023 and had been chronicling her fight with the disease on Instagram. “I can’t even begin to explain everything I’ve been going through and dealing with this cancer diagnosis – a lot of people had their doubts about me,” she told Drag Illustrated in August. “I’m very thankful and blessed that I can keep doing what I’m doing.”

Musi was a longtime racer who last year became the first female driver to win an event on Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings, driving a nitrous-boosted 2012 Camaro dubbed The Aftershock. (Watch video of her win at Tulsa Raceway Park from Episode 4 of Season 2 below.) She won three consecutive races during that 2019 season.

She also appeared on Discovery’s Street Outlaws spinoffs Locals Only, Gone Girl and Fastest in America. “No prep” means that the racing surface is left unprepared to simulate street conditions.

In July 2014, Music became the first woman to win a Pro Nitrous national event at the Professional Drag Racers Association U.S. Drags. Musi was featured often in Drag Illustrated magazine and covered its February 2014 issue and was director of the family business Musi Racing in Mooresville, NC. Her father Pat Musi is an eight-time PDRA pro street world champion and renowned engine builder.

“Surrounded by her Family, in the comfort of her own home, Lizzy was called to heaven at 11:25pm tonight,” Pat Musi’s Facebook post reads. “Thank you for all the prayers and support throughout her battle. At this time, the family would like to have time to process, [grieve] and make arrangements in peace. We will give an update as soon as we have information to share.”

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