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Offline Super28

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We lose Robert Yates
« on: October 03, 2017, 02:07:46 PM »
What a sad day. cryin

One of the greatest has passed!

Rober Yates, The owner of the great 28 has passed what1

Not since the passing of Davey Allison has there been such a sad day

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Re: We lose Robert Yates
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 02:41:06 PM »
What a sad day indeed.   A pioneer of the sport. 
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Re: We lose Robert Yates
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 08:36:10 PM »
Sad day. NASCAR lost a legend.
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Re: We lose Robert Yates
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 12:19:35 PM »
Darrell Waltrip tweeted this week that Robert Yates saved his career.

Yes he did, with Donnie Allison driving the car they couldn't keep an engine in the car to save their life.

Darrell Waltrip was hired and his concern was DiGard was dying with mechanical problems even though the cars were fast.

In come Robert Yates and the rest is history, DW won and won with bullets and engines that were extremely fast.
DW left DiGard for Junior Johnson's out fit in 1981. Bobby Allison won the title in 1983 with Robert Yates Chevy power.

Yates shortly bought his own team and took the #88 with him as DiGard was folding.
His first car #28 was used to honor Harry Ranier who sold the team to Robert fairly cheaply.
Then Ford wanted to beat the #3 so bad they hired Dale Jarrett and used the #88 and they won the Daytona 500 and Jarrett won the title.
 
Then he hired a young Davey Allison with Ford backing and wrote more history.

What an Awesome career and what an engine builder and innovator, RIP Robert Yates, Build something special up their with Randy Dorton. Spikes.
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