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Full name:  William Caleb Yarborough
Born:  27 March 1940
Birthplace:  Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA

Former NASCAR driver.  The first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Series championship three times in a row (Winston Cup Champion in 1976, 1977 and 1978).  He retired with 83 wins in NASCAR's top series.

His accomplishments include:
1968 Daytona 500 Winner
1976 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion
1977 Daytona 500 Winner
1977 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion
1978 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion
1983 Daytona 500 Winner
1984 Daytona 500 Winner
1984 IROC Champion
1993 Inductee into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame
1994 Inductee into the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame
Named to NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998


Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Cale Yarborough page on 24 June 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

William Caleb "Cale" Yarborough, is an American 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 (the first was Curtis Turner on the February 26, 1968 issue) His 83 wins tie him with Jimmie Johnson for sixth on the all-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 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 winner of the National Motorsports Press Association Driver of the Year Award (1977, 1978, 1979).


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CARS in Miniature Cale Yarborough NASCAR Mercury Cyclone Mercury Cyclone
Photo ©2007 Bill Crittenden
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CARS in Miniature Cale Yarborough NASCAR Mercury Cyclone Mercury Cyclone
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1969 Mercury Cyclone Cale Yarborough Spoiler II 1969 Mercury Cyclone Cale Yarborough Spoiler II
Photo ©1986 John Walczak
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1969 Mercury Cyclone Cale Yarborough Spoiler II 1969 Mercury Cyclone Cale Yarborough Spoiler II
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Cale Yarborough at the 1983 Van Scoy 500 1983 Van Scoy 500
The Harry Rainier owned Hardees' #28 Chevy of Cale Yarborough. Cale dropped out, finishing 27th in the 1983 Van Scoy 500.
Photo by Mike Traverse
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Cale Yarborough at Pocono in 1984 1984
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1985 Cale Yarborough Car at the 1985 Champion Spark Plug 400 1985 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1986 Cale Yarborough Car at the 1986 Champion Spark Plug 400 1986 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1987 Cale Yarborough Car at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1987 Cale Yarborough Car at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
17 June 2006Forgotten NASCAR Greats:  1970's:  Cale YarboroughBill Crittenden
20 October 2008NASCAR Media ConferenceCale Yarborough
20 January 2012NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Cale YarboroughKen Squier
Cale Yarborough
20 January 2012NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Cale YarboroughCale Yarborough


Merchandise

Model Kits & Die Cast Cars

TypeBrandItem #SeriesNameScaleNotes
Die Cast - GMP 8291Cale Yarborough 1969 Mercury Cyclone1:18 scale, white & dark red street car; Production:  3,450
Model Kit - Monogram 2754Cale Yarborough's Hardee's Oldsmobile Stock Car1:25 scale, #29
Collector Card - 1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC147Role Models: Jeff Burton (Cale Yarborough)
Collector Card - 1992 Maxx 135Cale YarboroughFord


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