By now, you’re no doubt aware that Robert Yates – one of the original, best and last legendary engine builders in NASCAR history – succumbed to liver cancer on Monday, Oct. 2. The sport and the industry lost a creative mind who influenced and impacted many generations of race fans and participants.
Robert Yates has one of the most glittering NASCAR résumés you’ll find in the sport. As an engine builder, he boasts 77 race wins. As a team owner, he’s collected 57 more checkered flags. His teams have won the Daytona 500 five times and collected a Cup Series championship.
Congratulations is in order for Robert Yates as he was named an inductee to the class of 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame. Building engines and cars has been in Robert’s blood since the beginning. His legacy reads like the American Dream.
Robert Yates has proven that hard work, true grit, and the quest for excellence will lead to success in NASCAR. Put an engine in front of Yates and he could create horsepower. His career started at Holman Moody Racing and Yates quickly became an engine building genius.