Top NASCAR driver, 1950s, 1960s. Winner Winston Cup, 1961, 1965; runner-up in 1964. Raced in sportsman class during 1950s, winning overall title in 1957, 1958. Won 50 Grand National races. Specialized in short-track racing. Won 1965 Southern 500. Drove Chevrolets early in career, then Fords. Won 15 races in 1964. After retirement from racing was a popular NASCAR broadcaster with several networks. Son Dale is successful NASCAR driver. Member Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame. Born 1932, Newton.
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