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It was 29 years ago this February 19 that Cale Yarborough sped to his fourth Daytona 500 victory. Yarborough’s feat is even more remarkable when one realizes that his average pole-winning time was five miles an hour faster than the 196.434 miles-per-hour time that Danica Patrick set last weekend to become the first female to ever earn the pole slot.

By the time he retired from racing the NASCAR circuit, South Carolina’s good ol’ boy Yarborough had more Daytona 500 victories than everyone but the porn-mustached Richard Petty.


About the author: Andrew Greene


Now playing the role of grumpy old man in the foothills of Northern California’s Gold Country, Andrew has had a life-long love affair with vehicles of all sorts, from the bicycle he pedaled across the continent in 1991 to the armored personnel carriers he drove in the Army to the bamboo rafts, elephants, motorcycle taxis, ferries and buses he traveled by during the 13 years he lived and worked in South East Asia. Always eager to learn more about how the people of the world get from here to there in their day-today lives, he, a professional journalist, has been covering the vehicle industry for years.


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