One of NASCAR's finest superspeedway racers, he won the 1969 Daytona 500, the World 600, and the Southern 500.
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.
He grew up in Jacksonville, Florida.
He raced for Junior Johnson's Ford team.