National Motorsports Hall of Fame member who earned 28 career wins over nine years, including the 1960 Sprint Cup Series Championship.
He was found tinkering with his family's Model T car at the age of 8.
In his rookie year in NASCAR, he finished in the Top 10 in 14 out of 24 races.
His family helped him scrape up enough money to buy his first car.
He and Lee Petty both became members of the National Motorsports Hall of Fame.