Leeroy Yarbrough

Race Car Driver

Birthday September 17, 1938

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Florida

DEATH DATE Dec 7, 1984 (46)

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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.


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.