William Caleb "Cale" Yarborough - R.I.P.

2 months ago
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Cale passed away this morning before 9 a.m.   Obituary for Cale Yarborough | Layton Anderson Funeral Home (laytonandersonfh.com)

From USA Today, Jeff Gluck USA TODAY Sports

Nickname:   "The Timmonsville Flash"

Education:   Timmonsville High School

Racing career:   From 1957-1988, won 83 of 558 races (.149 winning percentage), 70 poles and more than $5 million in prize money; failed to finish in only 197 races; won consecutive Winston Cup titles from 1976-78; winner of four Daytona 500 races (in 1984 he was the first ever to qualify at a top speed of more than 200 mph); 1977 Driver of the Year; IROC V111 champion (1984),

Halls of Fame:   Inducted into International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1993, into Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame in 1994 and into NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2012

Honors:   Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998); Court of Legends Inductee at Charlotte Motor Speedway (1996); Talladega Walk of Fame Inductee (1996); three-time National Motorsports Press Association Driver of the Year (1977-79), NASCAR's Most Popular Driver (1967)

updated by @devin: 01/12/24 09:45:46AM