Yarborough, born in Timmonsville South Carolina during his remarkable career set a record of 83 races wins and sit in the sixth position of all time wins behind Darrel Waltrip, Bobby Allison, Jeff Gordon, David Pearson and Richard Petty in order.
Among his wins, Yarborough scored four wins at Daytona 500 (1968,1977,1983 and 1984), five wins at Darlington 1968, 1973, 1974, 1978 and 1982 and two time winner at Talladega in 1978 and 1982. Duriing his golden age set a record of 14 poles in a season (1980) during the modern era started in 1972.
He also owned a record of three consecutive Championship (1976,1977,1978), broke by Jimmie Johnson in 2009 during his span win from 2006 to 2010. A recod which still stands.
Cale Yarborough ended his career at 49 years old completing 560 races scoring 83 wins, a total of 310 top tens and 69 poles during 31 years. Yarborough has been Named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers (1998) and NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee (2012).