Cale Yarborough

Race car driver, TV Actor

1939 – 2023

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Who was Cale Yarborough?

William Caleb "Cale" Yarborough, was 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 second NASCAR driver to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

His 83 wins place him at number six on the all-time NASCAR winner's list. His 14.82% winning percentage is the ninth best all-time and third among those with 500 or more starts. Yarborough won the Daytona 500 four times; his first win coming in 1968 for the Wood Brothers, the second in 1977 for Junior Johnson, and back-to-back wins in 1983 and 1984. In 1984, he became the first driver to qualify for the Daytona 500 with a top speed of more than 200 miles per hour. Yarborough is a three time National Motorsports Press Association Driver of the Year.

Famous Quotes:

  • Don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it.

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Mar 27, 1939
Timmonsville, SC
Also known as
  • William Caleb Yarborough
  • William Caleb "Cale" Yarborough
Lived in
  • South Carolina
  • Florence
Dec 31, 2023
Florence, SC

on July 23, 2013

Modified by JokerGem
on December 31, 2023


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