First ARCA Champion inducted into The International Sports Hall of Fame, he won the Winston Cup and the Daytona 500 during his racing career.
He was named the Automobile Racing Club of America Rookie of the Year in 1965.
In his long Sprint Cup Series Career he tallied 21 wins with more than 280 top-ten finishes.
He had two sons, Kevin and Keith.
He made a cameo appearance in the 2006 film "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," starring Will Ferrell.