On December 31, 2023, at the age of 84, Cale Yarborough, a legend in stock car racing

three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, passed away in a South Carolina hospital.

Yarborough was born in Florence County, South Carolina, on March 27, 1939. 

Eleven-year-old Yarborough helped oversee the family's tobacco growing operation 

Yarborough also raced on nearby oval tracks before receiving a football scholarship 

Naturally, when he had to decide between racing and football, he went with motorsports.