Leeroy Yarbrough

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Birthday
17, 1938
Birthplace
Florida
Death Date
Dec 7, 1984 (46)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
17, 1938
Birthplace
Florida
Death Date
Dec 7, 1984 (46)

About

One of NASCAR's finest superspeedway racers, he won the 1969 Daytona 500, the World 600, and the Southern 500.

Before Fame

Before he could ever drive, he was already putting cars together, mixing and matching bodies and engines.

Trivia

He had a meteoric descent from fame after his career, going from a mansion and an airplane to not having a dime to his name and eventually living in a mental hospital.

Family Life

He grew up in Jacksonville, Florida.

Associated With

He raced for Junior Johnson's Ford team.