1969 LeeRoy Yarbrough #98 Winebarger Motor Co. Mercury Cyclone 1:24 NASCAR Diecast
Item Number: UR69MERCLY98
Manufacturer: University of Racing
Expected Ship Date : 1-2 Busine3s Days
1:24 Scale Legendary Series Hood Open Trunk Open
Limited Edition Production Run
LeeRoy Yarbrough was born on September 17, 1938 in Jacksonville,
Florida. One of six children, LeeRoy grew up in the blue collar side of town. His passion was always working on and racing cars.
His big break came in 1967 landing a drivers seat with Junior Johnson. LeeRoy drove for the Junior Johnson Race Team from 1967 through 1970.
One of the most amazing feats in Stock Car Racing was the record LeeRoy complied in 1969. His seven speedway victories almost doubled the most major wins in a single season by any previous driver. Yarbrough won the Daytona 500 followed by wins in the Rebel 400 at Darlington, the World 600 at Charlotte, the Firecracker 400 at Daytona, the Dixie 500 in Atlanta and the Southern 500 for a clean sweep at Darlington and the American 500 in Rockingham.
He earned $188,605 that season, setting another NASCAR record for the most money earned by a driver in a single season.
With his victories in the Daytona 500, the World 600 and the Southern 500, Yarbrough was the first to capture NASCARs Triple Crown by winning the richest, the longest and the oldest NASCAR races in a single season. All totaled, Yarbrough claimed 14 Grand National (now Sprint) victories and 11 pole positions.
For his achievements in 1969, Yarbrough was the American Driver of the Year and Fords Man of the Year.
Unfortunately, injuries Yarbrough received in a crash shortened his career. Battling alcoholism, LeeRoy Yarbrough died in 1984 at the young age of 46 years old.
The University of Racing Legends announces this seventh release in a series of die cast cars.
Note: 7th in the University of Racing Legends Series.
Collect your 1969 LeeRoy Yarbrough #98 Winebarger Motor Co Cyclone Non-Autographed Version Junior Johnson Racing Mercury Cyclone University of Racing 1:24 Scale Legendary Series NASCAR diecast collectible car today!
Racing 1:24 Scale Legendary Series NASCAR diecast collectible cars feature:
- All diecast body and chassis
- Opening hood
- Detailed Holman Moody 427 power plant engine
- Detailed interior with radio installed inside
Die-cast tie rod assembly
- Detailed exhaust
- Rubber tires
- Fully decorated, fully licensed and designed personally by Junior Johnson and Lee Holman for complete authenticity
Tampo-printed graphics and high quality paint
Actual size measures approximately 8" in length and is handsomely packaged in closed, decorated custom box (coffin style with Styrofoam insert)