Cale Yarborough

Cale Yarborough

William Caleb "Cale" Yarborough (born March 27, 1939), 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 second (2nd) NASCAR driver to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated (the first was Curtis Turner on the 26 February 1968 issue - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/cover/featured/8064/index.htm).

His 83 wins places him at number six on the all-time NASCAR winner's list (behind Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip, who are tied for fourth with 84). 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 (320 km/h). Yarborough is a three time National Motorsports Press Association Driver of the Year (1977, 1978, 1979).

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Cale Yarborough - Personal Life
... In high school Cale Yarborough was a halfback, then played four years of semipro football and was offered a tryout with the Washington Redskins ... Cale Yarborough has been married to Betty Jo Thigpen since 1961 and they have three daughters (Julie, Kelley, and B.J.) ... He has owned Cale Yarborough Honda in Florence, South Carolina for over 25 years ...
Coke Zero 400 - Race Summaries
... Foyt, Buddy Baker, Cale Yarborough, and Richard Petty ... Pearson, Petty, Baker, and Cale were now alone for the win and the finish shook into a Pearson-Petty showdown with Baker and Cale left half a straightaway back ... Amid all this, Baker and Cale hit the stripe for third at an exact instant, the first tie in modern NASCAR history ...
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1973 Cale Yarborough 1974 Richard Petty 1975 Darrell Waltrip 1976 Cale Yarborough 1977 Benny Parsons 1978 Cale Yarborough 1979 Cale Yarborough (as the Sun-Drop ...
1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Season Recap
... International Speedway Neil Bonnett February 19 Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway Cale Yarborough February 26 Miller High Life 400 Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway Ricky Rudd March 4 ...
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... they gave an Oscar for NASCAR's most exciting race, it would win hands down." Cale Yarborough escaped to the win when Leeroy Yarbrough crashed on the final lap. 1970 A scoring controversy marred Cale Yarborough's rally to edge Pete Hamilton in a four-lap battle to the flag ... Cale had lost two laps earlier but was scored on the lead lap at the end Hamilton's car owner Richard Petty protested, "The (scoring) cards have Cale ...

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