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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 27, 2014.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 27, 2012.
By United Press International

Gordon takes Phoenix, ends winless skid

AVONDALE, Ariz., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Jeff Gordon broke his 66-race winless streak Sunday, cruising to victory in the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Jeff Gordon wins NASCAR pole

CONCORD, N.C., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Jeff Gordon, who is fourth in NASCAR's Chase for the Championship, won the pole Thursday for Saturday's Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Martin wins pole in Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Mark Martin won the ninth pole of his career at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday and will start out front in for Saturday's Sharpie 500.
Edwards wins race, Johnson wins title

Edwards wins race, Johnson wins title

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards won the Ford 400 Sprint Cup auto race at Homestead, Fla., Sunday afternoon, but Jimmie Johnson captured his third straight points championship.

Jeff Gordon takes Martinsville pole

MARTINSVILLE, Va., March 28 (UPI) -- Jeff Gordon drove his Chevrolet Friday to the pole position for Sunday's Goody's Cool Orange 500 at Martinsville, Va.

Jeff Gordon wins NASCAR's Pepsi 400

DAYTONA BEACH,, Fla., July 4 (UPI) -- Jeff Gordon left the field behind and captured the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night in Daytona Beach, Fla.

NASCAR to bypass historic Rockingham

ROCKINGHAM, N.C., May 21 (UPI) -- The North Carolina Speedway, for decades one of the foremost stops on the NASCAR circuit, may be in its final season of major stock car racing.

Newman wins 10th pole of season

PHOENIX, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman became the first driver since 1985 to win 10 poles in a season when he captured the top spot Friday for the NASCAR Checker Auto Parts 500.
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1976 Winston Cup Champion 1977 Winston Cup Champion 1978 Winston Cup Champion IROC VIII (1984) Champion 4-Time Daytona 500 Winner (1968, 1977, 1983, 1984) 1993 International Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductee 1994 National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame Inductee 1994 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Inductee 1996 Court of Legends Inductee at Charlotte Motor Speedway 1967 NASCAR's Most Popular Driver Award 3-Time National Motorsports Press Association Driver of the Year (1977, 1978, 1979) 1977 American Driver of the Year South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame inductee (1978) 1996 Talladega Walk of Fame inductee

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 five tied with Jeff Gordon in the all-time NASCAR winner's list (behind Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip, who are tied for third 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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