May 24, 2024

NASCAR legend Cale Yarborough has died, officers mentioned Sunday. He was 84.

NASCAR chairman Jim France remembered the Corridor of Famer in a press release.

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Cale Yarborough brings James Hylton’s Mercury dwelling fifth at Michigan in 1972. (ISC Archives/CQ-Roll Name Group by way of Getty Photographs)

“Cale Yarborough was one of many hardest rivals NASCAR has ever seen,” France mentioned, by way of FOX Sports. “His mixture of expertise, grit and dedication separated Cale from his friends, each on the monitor and within the file e-book.

“He was revered and admired by rivals and followers alike and was as comfy behind the wheel of a tractor as he was behind the wheel of a inventory automobile. On behalf of the France household and NASCAR, I provide my deepest condolences to the household and pals of Cale Yarborough.”

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Dash Cup driver Joey Logano takes recommendation from NASCAR legend Cale Yarborough throughout a promotional occasion for the Southern 500 on April 22, 2009, at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. (Rusty Jarrett/Getty Photographs)

NASCAR put out a put up on X.

“The NASCAR household mourns the lack of NASCAR Corridor of Fame driver Cale Yarborough, who handed away on the age of 84,” the group wrote.

Stories of Yarborough’s declining well being first surfaced in April, when John Dodson, the vice chairman of enterprise alliances and NASCAR at Common Technical Institute, provided his ideas and prayers for the Yarborough household. Particulars round Yarborough’s obvious ailment had been scarce.

Yarborough put collectively 83 wins and 319 prime 10 finishes throughout his NASCAR profession. He’s certainly one of two drivers in NASCAR historical past to win three consecutive championships. He received the Daytona 500 4 occasions and he’s sixth on the all-time listing of NASCAR Cup Collection victories.

He set the fashionable file for many poles in a season with 14. He completed his profession with 69 poles general.

Cale Yarborough at the Hall of Fame

Cale Yarborough poses together with his automobile in the course of the inductee exhibit unveiling on the NASCAR Corridor of Fame on Jan. 22, 2012, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Photographs for NASCAR)

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The South Carolina native was named certainly one of NASCAR’s 50 best drivers in 1999. He was inducted into the NASCAR Corridor of Fame in 2012. He drove on the circuit from 1957 to 1988.