DENVER, N.C. — JGL Racing will pay tribute to NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough and his No. 28 paint scheme from the 1983 and ’84 NASCAR seasons during the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 2.
In addition to sporting the iconic Hardee’s colors that Yarborough drove during the 1983 and ’84 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series seasons, a special Cale Yarborough Tribute logo will adorn the hood of the No. 28 Toyota driven by Dakoda Armstrong.
“Once again, we look forward to paying tribute to one of the icons of this sport,” said team owner James Whitener. “We really look forward to this Darlington weekend every year and ways that we can make it bigger and bigger from our end.”
“Cale is one of the great champions in NASCAR history and to honor him at his home track of Darlington Raceway is pretty cool for me and everyone on this JGL Racing team. We look forward to a fun filled weekend in Darlington and a solid run in the No. 28 Cale Yarborough Tribute Toyota.”
The years of 1983 and 1984 were exciting times for the Harry Ranier-owned No. 28 entry and Yarborough. The 1983 season kicked off with Yarborough winning his third Daytona 500, and he went on to win four of the 16 races he competed in that season, earning three poles as well.
The 1984 race season kicked off much the same way, as Yarborough once again won the Daytona 500, and in doing so became only the second driver to score back-to-back wins in the season-opening event. Once again competing in 16 races, Cale earned three victories and four poles. He also captured the IROC VIII Championship.
In all, Yarborough built a legendary NASCAR career, including 83 wins that tie him for sixth all-time on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner’s list. The NASCAR Hall of Famer is one of only two drivers in NASCAR history to win three consecutive championships.
CREDIT: Integrity Sports Marketing for JGL Racing