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).