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 first NASCAR driver to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated
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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