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Cale Yarborough Cause Of Death, Biography, Age, Career,Family and Net Worth, 



Cale Yarborough Cause Of Death, Bio, Age, Career, Net Worth, Family & More

Cause Of Death, Biography, Age, Career,Family and Net Worth, William Caleb Yarborough was an American NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver and owner, businessman, farmer, and rancher. He was one of only two drivers in NASCAR history to win three consecutive championships, winning in 1976, 1977, and 1978.


Cale Yarborough Biography

, born in Timmonsville, South Carolina in 1933, was an American stock car racing legend who dominated the NASCAR Winston Cup Series (now NASCAR Cup Series) from the 1960s to the 1980s. He carved his name into NASCAR history with:

3 NASCAR Cup Series Championships (1973, 1978, 1983): A testament to his consistency and fierce competitiveness.

66 NASCAR Cup Series Wins: Including a record-setting 5 at Talladega Superspeedway.

4 Daytona 500 Victories: Including a controversial finish in 1968 that remains etched in NASCAR lore.

Yarborough wasn't just about numbers; he possessed a raw talent and daring driving style that earned him respect and (sometimes) rivalry from fellow legends like Richard Petty as well as Bobby Allison.

Cale Yarborough's cause of death

Yarborough was confirmed dead on December 31, 2023. He died at the age of 84  at the McLeod Hospice House in Florence, South Carolina. As of the time of filing this report, the cause of his demise has not been publicized by his family and close associates at the moment. However, looking at his age, we believe he died of old age or probably an illness that has not been disclosed to the public yet.

Cale Yarborough age

Yarborough was born on March 27, 1939, and died on December 31, 2023. He was 84 years of age at the time of his demise.

Cale Yarborough's net worth

Yarborough had a net worth estimated to be about $50 million as of 2023. He is believed to have amassed his impressive net worth from his former racing career with the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, his business ventures, and his farming business.

Cale Yarborough's height and weight

Yarborough stood at a height of 5ft 7 inches and weighed 175 pounds as of the time of his demise.

Cale Yarborough's educational background

Yarborough attained a certain level of education during his early ages but the names of the educational institutions he attended are not known to us at the moment.

Cale Yarborough Early Life:

‘s early life in the tiny community of Sardis, South Carolina, was a blend of hard work, Southern grit, and a nascent passion for speed. Born in 1939, the eldest of three boys, Cale was raised by his parents, Julian and Annie, on their tobacco farm. Farming wasn't just a job, it was the rhythm of their lives, with young Cale joining his father and brothers in the fields from a young age. He learned the value of hard work, resilience, as well as facing challenges head-on.

Cale inherited his father's entrepreneurial spirit, too. Julian ran a cotton gin and the local general store, instilling in his sons a sense of business acumen and resourcefulness. Despite the rural setting, Cale wasn't sheltered from the world. He was a bright student and a standout athlete, excelling in high school football. This athleticism extended beyond the gridiron, as he also competed in semi-pro football and even donned the gloves as a Golden Gloves boxer.

But it was also the roar of engines that truly captured Cale's heart. He attended his first Southern 500 in 1951, a young boy mesmerized by the speed and the spectacle. The seed of racing ambition was planted, and it sprouted quickly. Ignoring his age, he tried to enter the Southern 500 himself as a teenager, only to be caught and disqualified. The setback didn't deter him; it fueled his determination.

In addition to competing in IndyCar races, he was one of the best stock car drivers in the 1960s and 1980s. He became so famous that the Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II had a special model named after him.

After Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip, who are tied for fourth place with 84 victories apiece, he is sixth on the all-time NASCAR Cup Series winner's list with 83 wins, tied with Jimmie Johnson.

His victory percentage of 14.82% is third among players with 500 or more starts and the ninth-best in history. Four times did Yarborough win the Daytona 500: once for the Wood Brothers in 1968, again for Junior Johnson in 1977, and twice for Ranier-Lundy Racing in 1983 and 1984.

Yarborough won the Driver of the Year Award from the National Motorsports Press Association three times (1977, 1978, and 1979). In addition to running multiple prosperous agricultural companies and running Cale Yarborough Motorsports after retirement, he was a farmer and rancher on his own property near Florence, South Carolina.

Yarborough was elected to the Florence County Council in 1972, marking the first Republican election to do so since Reconstruction.

His old buddy Jimmy Carter was the presidential candidate he supported during the 1976 US presidential campaign. Yarborough was reelected to the county council in that year but as a Democrat this time.

Yarborough received numerous accolades, including being named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998) and being inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1993, the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1994, and the Court of Legends at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1996.

Yarborough was one of the 25 candidates for the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2009, however, he was not chosen. He was again not selected for admission into the Hall of Fame's second class in 2010, despite his nomination.

Cale Yarborough's family and siblings

Yarborough was born to Annie Yarborough and Julian Yarborough. He happened to be the oldest of three sons.

Cale Yarborough wife

Yarborough was survived by his wife,  Betty Jo Thigpen whom he was married to since 1961.

Cale Yarborough children

Yarborough was survived by three daughters; Kelley Yarborough, Julie Yarborough, and B.J Yarborough.

Cale Yarborough religion

Yarborough was believed a devout religious man and a lifelong Catholic.

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