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Cale Yarborough


NASCAR legend’s 83 Winston Glass wins ranked in the very best five upon his pension. He attempted to became a member of NASCAR’s Southern 500 before he also transformed 18 – but his accurate age was uncovered and he was disqualified. On the elevation of his profession in the past due 70s, he gained three directly Winston Glass championships. His dad was a cigarette farmer and shop owner. It had been only after signing up for up with Junior Johnson that he became an excellent driver.

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Full Name Cale Yarborough
Date Of Birth March 27, 1939
Place Of Birth Timmonsville, SC
Weight 92 kg
Profession Race Car Driver
Nationality American
Spouse Betty Jo Thigpen
Children Julie Yarborough, B.J. Yarborough, Kelley Yarborough
Parents Annie Yarborough, Julian Yarborough
Movies Stroker Ace, 1979 Daytona 500, Stockcar
Star Sign Aries

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1He won the 1976, 1977, and 1978 championships. As of April 2008 he is the only driver to win three consecutive championships.
2Won 14 pole positions in 1980, still a NASCAR Winston/Nextel Cup series record.
3In the 1979 Daytona 500 (the first ever professional stock car race televised in its entirety), he and Donnie Allison were battling for the win in the final laps before colliding on the backstretch on the last lap after Cale attempted to pass. Both wrecked cars ended up on the infield and Cale and Donnie proceeded to climb from their cars and exchange punches, with Bobby Allison joining in. A national TV audience was treated to this, and to this day the broadcast of the 1979 Daytona 500 is credited with creating the first spark of nationwide interest in stock-car racing.



Stroker Ace1983NASCAR Driver
Speedway1968Cale Yarborough



A Perfect Storm: 1979 Daytona 5002015DocumentaryHimself
NASCAR Hall of Fame Biography: Cale Yarborough2012TV MovieHimself - Host
ESPN SportsCentury2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Fifty1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Hee Haw1989TV SeriesHimself
The Dukes of Hazzard1979-1984TV SeriesHimself
Daytona 5001979TV MovieHimself - Driver, #11 Oldsmobile
Stockcar!1977DocumentaryHimself (driver, #11 Chevrolet)
Tiny Lund: Hard Charger!1967DocumentaryHimself
1966 Indianapolis 5001966TV MovieHimself

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Jim McKay: My World in My Words2003TV Movie documentaryHimself

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