Yarbrough, a Jacksonville native, began NASCAR racing in 1960. In 1969, he won a 300-mile modified race in Dayton and won the Daytona 500 the next day.
He also won the Rebel 400, World 600, Firecracker 400, Dixie 500, Southern 500 and American 500 on 1969. He was the first driver to record a “grand slam” by winning on each of the South’s five super speedways in the same year.
He was Ford’s Man of the Year and the American Driver of the Year in 1969, and is a member of the Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame.