Cale Yarborough Motorsports

Cale Yarborough Motorsports was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series team that ran from 1987 to 2000.

Cale Yarborough Motorsports
Owner(s)Cale Yarborough
BaseConcord, North Carolina
SeriesWinston Cup Series
Race driversCale Yarborough, John Andretti, Jeremy Mayfield, Lake Speed, Dick Trickle
SponsorsRCA, Phillips 66, Hardee's
ManufacturerOldsmobile, Pontiac, Ford
Opened1987
Closed2000
Career
Drivers' Championships0
Race victories1

OwnershipEdit

In 1986, The Race Hill Farms owner Jack Beebe sold his No. 47 Team to Cale Yarborough who wanted to drive part-time. He bought the team and switched car numbers from 47 to 29.

During the 1988 season, Yarborough split time in the 29 car with Dale Jarrett, who had one top-ten finish in nineteen starts. Following Yarborough's retirement, Jarrett was named the full-time driver for 1989, as he posted two top-five finishes and finished 24th in points. Hardee's left at the end of the season, and was replaced by Phillips 66/TropArtic and Jarrett was replaced by Dick Trickle in the now No. 66 car. Trickle posted two top-fives and won his only career pole at Dover International Speedway, finishing 24th in points. Trickle began 1991 with Yarborough, but left after four races. Lake Speed took over as his immediate replacement, and had three top-ten qualifying efforts. Despite an eleventh-place run at the Busch 500, Speed left and was replaced for the duration of the season by Dorsey Schroeder, Chuck Bown, and Randy LaJoie.

Yarborough hired Chad Little to be his driver in 1992. After six races and no finishes better than 22nd, Little was replaced by Bobby Hillin, Jr. for one race, before Jimmy Hensley took over for the rest of the season, posting four top-ten finishes and winning Rookie of the Year honors. In 1993, the team switched to the No. 98 Ford Thunderbird with Bojangles' sponsorship and Derrike Cope driving. Cope had an eighth-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway and finished 26th in points. Cope began 1994 with Fingerhut sponsorship, but after no top-tens, he was replaced by Jeremy Mayfield, whose best finish was a nineteenth at North Carolina Speedway,

 
The No. 98 car in 1997.

RCA became the team's new primary sponsor in 1995, and Mayfield had an eighth-place run at Pocono Raceway, finishing 31st in points despite missing four races. In 1996, Mayfield had two top-five finishes and won the pole at the DieHard 500. Towards the end of the season, Mayfield left to drive for Michael Kranefuss, whose previous driver John Andretti moved to the 98, finishing fifth at Martinsville Speedway. Andretti won the pole at Talladega again in 1997, and at the Pepsi 400, he led 113 laps and won Yarborough's only race as a car owner.

Despite the win and a 23rd-place points finish, RCA left the sport and Andretti signed with Petty Enterprises. Yarborough signed Greg Sacks to drive his Thorn Apple Valley Ford in 1998, but Sacks suffered a neck injury at the Texas 500 and was unable to race for the rest of the year. Rich Bickle took his place, and had three top-five qualifying runs and a fourth-place finish at Martinsville. Bickle resigned to drive for Tyler Jet Motorsports and Thorn Apple departed due to financial problems within the organization. Due to the lack of financing, Yarborough originally closed his team up, but soon reopened and hired Rick Mast as its driver and car dealer Wayne Burdett as a co-owner. Despite having no primary sponsor, Yarborough and his team ran the full schedule, picking up short-term deals with Sonic Drive-In and Hobas Pipe. Soon after, Burdette left the team and the team signed Universal Studios/Woody Woodpecker as its primary sponsor. At the end of the season, Mast posted two top-tens and did not have a DNF all season, the second driver since Yarborough to accomplish that feat. Despite rumors of a second team with Mike Ciochetti driving, Mast departed for Larry Hedrick Motorsports and Universal left for Team Gordon. Yarborough attempted to sell the team to various businessmen, none of the deals going through. In January 2000, Yarborough closed the team until a buyer could be found. He sold the team in the summer of 2000 to Chip MacPherson, who debuted the new team at Lowe's Motor Speedway with Jeff Fuller, finishing 41st after suffering engine failure. Geoffrey Bodine ran the Pennzoil 400 later that year, but wrecked. The team soon disappeared from the Cup circuit.

Car resultsEdit

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Owners Pts
1987 Cale Yarborough 29 Olds DAY
10
CAR
28
RCH ATL
8
DAR
15
NWS BRI MAR TAL
37
CLT
42
DOV POC
4
RSD MCH
33
DAY
24
POC TAL
5
GLN MCH
40
BRI DAR
13
RCH DOV
36
MAR NWS CLT
24
CAR
37
RSD ATL
40
29th 1450
1988 DAY
38
ATL
32
TAL
18
CLT
38
MCH
9
DAY
41
TAL
9
MCH
18
CLT
22
ATL
10
26th 2622
Dale Jarrett RCH
26
CAR
16
DAR
12
BRI
28
NWS
21
MAR
13
DOV
20
RSD
8
POC
13
POC
25
GLN
11
BRI
26
DAR
34
RCH
15
DOV
28
MAR
32
NWS
23
CAR
32
PHO
31
1989 Pontiac DAY
32
CAR
11
ATL
9
RCH
23
DAR
40
BRI
22
NWS
19
MAR
15
TAL
40
CLT
28
DOV
11
SON
42
POC
7
MCH
22
DAY
31
POC
18
TAL
23
GLN
23
MCH
38
BRI
10
DAR
20
RCH
35
DOV
23
MAR
5
CLT
24
NWS
27
CAR
39
PHO
5
ATL
16
24th 2789
1990 Dick Trickle 66 DAY
12
RCH
5
CAR
23
ATL
14
DAR
22
BRI
13
NWS
24
MAR
9
TAL
27
CLT
12
DOV
3
SON
39
POC
25
MCH
24
DAY
19
POC
15
TAL
36
GLN
30
MCH
32
BRI
17
DAR
11
RCH
7
DOV
23
MAR
22
NWS
29
CLT
30
CAR
36
PHO
40
ATL
37
22nd 2863
1991 DAY
11
RCH
15
CAR
29
ATL
28
31st 2048
Lake Speed DAR
40
BRI
25
NWS
13
MAR
18
TAL
31
CLT
29
DOV
22
SON
12
POC
17
MCH
18
DAY
38
POC
30
TAL
36
GLN
33
MCH
15
BRI
11
DAR
34
RCH
17
DOV
35
MAR
32
Chuck Bown NWS
26
Dorsey Schroeder CLT
41
Randy LaJoie CAR
24
PHO
32
ATL
31
1992 Chad Little Ford DAY
39
CAR
22
RCH
23
ATL
23
DAR
33
BRI
23
27th 2610
Bobby Hillin Jr. NWS
25
Jimmy Hensley MAR
15
TAL
25
CLT
11
DOV
8
SON
30
POC
9
MCH
29
DAY
15
POC
14
TAL
31
GLN
26
MCH
29
BRI
7
DAR
15
RCH
17
DOV
13
MAR
17
NWS
25
CLT
18
CAR
18
PHO
21
ATL
8
1993 Derrike Cope DAY
29
26th 2787
98 CAR
18
RCH
19
ATL
17
DAR
17
BRI
12
NWS
30
MAR
25
TAL
8
SON
18
CLT
36
DOV
31
POC
33
MCH
27
DAY
24
NHA
22
POC
29
TAL
36
GLN
11
MCH
21
BRI
27
DAR
17
RCH
28
DOV
32
MAR
20
NWS
20
CLT
39
CAR
19
PHO
23
ATL
19
1994 DAY
21
CAR
29
RCH
29
ATL
34
DAR
16
BRI
27
NWS
27
MAR
28
TAL
31
SON
43
CLT
18
DOV
23
POC
40
MCH
37
DAY
23
NHA
35
30th 2612
Jeremy Mayfield POC
21
TAL
32
IND
26
GLN
DNQ
MCH
23
BRI
21
DAR
33
RCH
DNQ
DOV
24
MAR
DNQ
NWS
27
CLT
20
CAR
19
PHO
20
ATL
DNQ
1995 DAY
35
CAR
18
RCH
17
ATL
36
DAR
31
BRI
DNQ
NWS
DNQ
MAR
16
TAL
14
SON
DNQ
CLT
22
DOV
17
POC
25
MCH
22
DAY
32
NHA
26
POC
8
TAL
13
IND
29
GLN
25
MCH
12
BRI
30
DAR
30
RCH
23
DOV
19
MAR
16
NWS
DNQ
CLT
29
CAR
11
PHO
20
ATL
18
31st 2637
1996 DAY
19
CAR
19
RCH
28
ATL
5
DAR
18
BRI
21
NWS
20
MAR
4
TAL
32
SON
32
CLT
41
DOV
12
POC
15
MCH
30
DAY
27
NHA
36
POC
12
TAL
16
IND
25
GLN
22
MCH
20
BRI
17
DAR
37
26th 2721
John Andretti RCH
36
DOV
14
MAR
5
NWS
24
CLT
39
CAR
26
PHO
19
ATL
24
1997 DAY
25
CAR
34
RCH
31
ATL
15
DAR
25
TEX
12
BRI
24
MAR
28
SON
30
TAL
4
CLT
30
DOV
29
POC
40
MCH
37
CAL
21
DAY
1*
NHA
14
POC
24
IND
17
GLN
20
MCH
35
BRI
11
DAR
37
RCH
22
NHA
17
DOV
15
MAR
29
CLT
32
TAL
3
CAR
31
PHO
39
ATL
22
23rd 3019
1998 Greg Sacks DAY
39
CAR
36
LVS
25
ATL
31
DAR
42
BRI
36
TEX
38
36th 2173
Rich Bickle MAR
41
TAL
DNQ
CAL
DNQ
CLT
24
DOV
31
RCH
27
MCH
27
POC
32
SON
31
NHA
38
POC
28
IND
39
GLN
22
MCH
28
BRI
18
NHA
40
DAR
19
RCH
DNQ
DOV
19
MAR
4
CLT
17
TAL
DNQ
DAY
39
PHO
11
CAR
18
ATL
DNQ
1999 Rick Mast DAY
10
CAR
35
LVS
19
ATL
16
DAR
13
TEX
30
BRI
19
MAR
42
TAL
24
CAL
31
RCH
16
CLT
34
DOV
34
MCH
37
POC
12
SON
23
DAY
32
NHA
30
POC
19
IND
36
GLN
23
MCH
12
BRI
21
DAR
30
RCH
41
NHA
9
DOV
34
MAR
29
CLT
25
TAL
26
CAR
38
PHO
36
HOM
28
ATL
41
32nd 2845

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