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Encyclopedia > Cale Yarborough
Cale Yarborough
Born: March 27, 1939
Birthplace: Timmonsville, South Carolina
Awards: 1976 Winston Cup Champion

1977 Winston Cup Champion March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in leap years). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Timmonsville is a town located in Florence County, South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1760-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35°12N  - Longitude 78°030... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo NEXTEL Cup trophy, adopted in 2004 4-time champion Jeff Gordon poses with the Winston Cup trophy (used prior to 2004) The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo NEXTEL Cup trophy, adopted in 2004 4-time champion Jeff Gordon poses with the Winston Cup trophy (used prior to 2004) The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ...


1978 Winston Cup Champion 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo NEXTEL Cup trophy, adopted in 2004 4-time champion Jeff Gordon poses with the Winston Cup trophy (used prior to 2004) The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ...


1984 IROC Champion 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... International Race of Champions (IROC) is an auto racing competition, promoted as an equivalent of an All-Star Game or The Masters. ...


4-Time Daytona 500 Winner (1968, 1977, 1983, 1984) The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998) NASCARs 50 Greatest Drivers is a list of NASCAR drivers. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


1993 International Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductee 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The International Motorsports Hall of Fame is a Hall of Fame dedicated to enshrining those who have contributed the most to auto racing either as a driver, owner, developer or engineer. ...


1994 National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame Inductee 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ...


1996 Court of Legends Inductee at Charlotte Motor Speedway 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a superspeedway in Concord, North Carolina, a few miles north of Charlotte. ...


1994 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America inductee 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America is a Hall of Fame and museum in Novi, Michigan for American motorsports legends. ...

NASCAR Cup statistics
560 races run over 31 years.
Best Cup Position: 1st - 1976, 1977, 1978 (Winston Cup)
First Race: 1957 Darlington Raceway
Last Race: 1988 Atlanta Motor Speedway
First Win: 1965 Valdosta Speedway
Last Win: 1985 Charlotte Motor Speedway
Wins Top Tens Poles
83 319 69

William Caleb "Cale" Yarborough (born March 27, 1939 in Timmonsville, South Carolina, near the Famous Darlington Raceway), is a former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver and was one of the series engaging personalities. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo NEXTEL Cup trophy, adopted in 2004 4-time champion Jeff Gordon poses with the Winston Cup trophy (used prior to 2004) The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Darlington Raceway is a race track built for NASCAR racing located near Darlington, South Carolina. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a superspeedway in Concord, North Carolina, a few miles north of Charlotte. ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in leap years). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Timmonsville is a town located in Florence County, South Carolina. ... Darlington Raceway is a race track built for NASCAR racing located near Darlington, South Carolina. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ...

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NASCAR career totals

He is a three-time NASCAR Winston Cup Champion, winning the series in 1976, 1977 and 1978. He is the only driver to ever win three consecutive titles. His 83 wins places him at number five in the all-time NASCAR winner's list. Yarborough also 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 mph. 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Wood Brothers It is family owned and family run. ... Robert Glen Johnson, Jr. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ...


His Legend Began In Darlington

As a young kid, he attended the First Southern 500 in 1950 as a spectator without a ticket, by 1958, he began competing at the NASCAR Grand National Circuit. In the 1965 Southern 500, he was involved in the lap 119 accident with Sam McQuagg. Yarborough's Ford sails over the guardrail after tangling with McQuagg's #24 Ford. Yarborough tried to make a daring pass on leader McQuagg. but their tenders touched and Yarborough's Ford went airborne. The car came to rest against a telephone pole outside the track. Yarborough, who was uninjured, said, "I knew I was in trouble when I saw grass, because I know there ain't on grass on the racetrack." 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The Mountain Dew Southern 500 is a 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup race. ... Sam McQuagg is a former NASCAR driver. ...


On February 25, 1968 Yarborough won his first big-time race as he beat LeeRoy Yarbrough by less than a second to win the 1968 Daytona 500. Yarborough would win 5 more races in 1968, including winning his first Southern 500 by four car lengths over David Pearson. February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... LeeRoy Yarbrough (born September 17, 1938 in Jacksonville, Florida, died December 7, 1984) was a NASCAR auto driver. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... David Pearson (born December 22, 1934 in Whitney, South Carolina) is a former American NASCAR racecar champion. ...


Sports Illustrated Cover Exposure

He captured his second Daytona 500 in 1977, it was so important that Sports Illustrated put him on the cover after his second Daytona 500 win, one of the first stock-car drivers to appear on the cover of the legendary sports magazine (see A.J. Foyt). For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Matthews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


1979 Daytona 500

Cale is possibly most remembered for his involvement in a final-lap crash and subsequent fight with Donnie Allison at the 1979 Daytona 500. Allison was leading the race on the final lap with Yarborough drafting him tightly. As Yarborough attempted his signature slingshot pass at the end of the backstretch, Allison attempted to block him. Yarborough refused to give ground and as he pulled alongside Allison, his left side tires left the pavement and went into the wet and muddy infield grass. As a result, Yarborough began to lose control of his car and contacted Allison's car halfway down the backstretch. As both drivers tried to regain control, their cars made contact several more times before finally locking together and crashing into the outside wall in turn three. After the cars settled in the grass, Allison and Yarborough began to argue. After they had talked it out, Bobby Allison, who was lapped at that point, pulled over and began defending his brother, and a fight broke out. It all happened on the first nationally televised NASCAR race. Richard Petty, who was over half a lap behind at the time of the crash, went on to win the race. The fight made headlines all across America. The publicity was instrumental in the growth of NASCAR. Donnie Allison is a former driver on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit, who won ten times during his racing career, which spanned the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Bobby Allison (born December 3, 1937) was one of the first NASCAR drivers and was named one of NASCARs 50 greatest drivers. ... Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937 in Level Cross, North Carolina) is a renowned former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ... Motto: (historic) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized...


Awards

The International Motorsports Hall of Fame is a Hall of Fame dedicated to enshrining those who have contributed the most to auto racing either as a driver, owner, developer or engineer. ... The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America is a Hall of Fame and museum in Novi, Michigan for American motorsports legends. ...

Acting

Two episodes on the TV show The Dukes of Hazzard featured Cale playing himself: "Cale Yarborough comes to Hazzard" (1984), and "The Dukes Meet Cale Yarborough" (1979). The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that originally aired on the CBS television network from 1979 to 1985. ...


See also: List of famous NASCAR drivers The following is a list of famous NASCAR drivers. ...


External links

  • Drivers points at Racing-Reference.com
  • Owners points at Racing-Reference.com
Preceded by:
Richard Petty
Nascar Winston Cup Champion
1976
Succeeded by:
Cale Yarborough
Preceded by:
Cale Yarborough
Nascar Winston Cup Champion
1977
Succeeded by:
Cale Yarborough
Preceded by:
Cale Yarborough
Nascar Winston Cup Champion
1978
Succeeded by:
Richard Petty

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NASCAR.com - 1974 season recap - February 6, 2002 (550 words)
Yarborough was magnificent as well, also winning ten race on the year, but falling short of Petty over the season.
Cale Yarborough lost his engine on lap 206 and saw his title hopes crushed as Petty left the speedway with a 500.175-point lead with two races remaining.
Yarborough finished second behind David Pearson and showed faith in the points system, although he was losing ground despite finishing ahead of Petty.
Cale Yarborough - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (707 words)
William Caleb "Cale" Yarborough (born March 27, 1939 in Timmonsville, South Carolina, near the Famous Darlington Raceway), is a former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver and was one of the series engaging personalities.
Cale is possibly most remembered for his involvement in a final-lap crash and subsequent fight with Donnie Allison at the 1979 Daytona 500.
Yarborough refused to give ground and as he pulled alongside Allison, his left side tires left the pavement and went into the wet and muddy infield grass.
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