1940- Born in Timmonsville, S.C.
-Was an American stock-car racer with an aggressive driving style that produced more than 80 victories.
-Entered his first National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing ( NASCAR)
-won an unprecedented 3 consecutive Grand National driving titles (now Winston Cup)
1968, 1977, 1983-1984
-also won the Daytona 500 four times
-He retired in the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR)
-He ranked 4th in career wins, and his prize-money earnings exceeded $5 million.