Yarborough Shuts Down Race Team

Yarborough shuts down racing team FLORENCE, S.C. -- Cale Yarborough is shutting down his race team, Cale Yarborough Motorsports, because he can't find a sponsor. "There's not much to tell," Yarborough told The (Florence) Morning News. "I just...

Yarborough shuts down racing team

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Cale Yarborough is shutting down his race team, Cale Yarborough Motorsports, because he can't find a sponsor.

"There's not much to tell," Yarborough told The (Florence) Morning News. "I just don't have a sponsor and can't operate. This has been a 10-year project for me to put this team together to make it work."

The shutdown is effective immediately.

Yarborough said he had a three-year deal with Thorn Apple Valley, but due to losses overseas they couldn't keep their end of the deal and cut it short after just one season.

"They did this even though they did have a contract they should have honored," said Yarborough, whose 83 Winston Cup victories is third among all drivers. "It's a tough, tough business."

Yarborough has been a team owner since 1987.

"To do what I had to do today was the biggest disappointment in my whole career, to tell those guys we were going to shut down," he said.

Yarborough had one victory as a car owner, with John Andretti taking the Pepsi 400 in 1997.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers John Andretti , Cale Yarborough