NASCAR legend who started 885 races and won 22 over the course of his three-decade career.
He raced quarter midgets for two years before winning a national championship at age nine.
He was chosen as one of NASCAR's Fifty Greatest Drivers in 1998.
He married Kimberly Vameter in May 1978, with whom he fathered a son in 1981 and a daughter in 1983.
He competed with Dale Earnhardt for Rookie of the Year honors in 1979.