The Ballad of Waltrip & Yarborough (w/ Jeff Hammond!)

A Lifetime in Motorsports

Nov 3 2022 • 1 hr 14 mins

Throughout NASCAR history, there have been some incredibly strong driver and team owner combinations. One of the most successful of the 1970s and 1980s came with team owner Junior and drivers Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip. Yarborough collected 55 wins and Cup Series championships in 1976, '77 and '78 with Johnson, as did Waltrip with 43 wins and championships in 1981, '82 and '85. Even though their styles were vastly different on and off the race track. success came to them and the teams they worked with under Johnson's direction. NASCAR historians Ben White and Jerry Bonkowski discuss Yarborough and Waltrip with Jeff Hammond, a longtime crew member with Junior Johnson and Associates that worked with close friend Yarborough who was also crew chief for Waltrip. They will also discuss the origins of the No. 79 during podcast No. 79 of "A Lifetime in Motorsports."   Give "A Lifetime in Motorsports" a listen for some interesting information on this week's podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit