RACING LEGEND CALE YARBOROUGH IS 72 TODAY

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William Caleb "Cale" Yarborough is a farmer, businessman and former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver and owner. He is one of only two drivers in NASCAR history
to win three consecutive championships. He was the first NASCAR driver to appear on
the cover of Sports Illustrated (shown below). His 83 wins places him at number five tied
with Jeff Gordon in the all-time NASCAR winner’s list (behind Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip, who are tied for third with 84). Yarborough won the Daytona 500 four times, his first win coming in 1968, followed by 1977, 1983, and 1984. In 1984 Cale became the
first driver to qualify for the Daytona 500 with a top speed of more than 200 mph. He is
a three time winner of the National Motorsports Press Association Driver of the Year Award. Yarborough was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in
1993, the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame and the Motorsports
Hall of Fame of America in 1994, the Court of Legends at Charlotte Motor Speedway
in 1996 and was named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998. 

Cale_Yarborough on sports illustrated

Cale Yarborough _11_ side by side with Buddy Baker _28____
Cale Yarborough in car # 11 is shown here side by side with Buddy Baker in car #28

cale_yarborough in car

Cale with  trophy
Cale with a trophy in the winners circle

cale y on wheaties box

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