Yeley: NASCAR’s Underrated Mainstay

Some of NASCAR’s most prolific names have competed in the sport for decades. Yeley isn’t mentioned among the sport’s mainstays primarily because he hasn’t won a NASCAR race, let alone a championship. However, Yeley’s NASCAR stats do not tell his full story. “I was lucky enough when I raced sprint cars that I drove for my dad (‘Cactus’ Jack Yeley) and my parents and had success. After winning the 1997 USAC Indiana Sprint Week title, Yeley got the opportunity to race an Indy car. Teamed with Sinden Racing Service for five races in 1998, Yeley’s shining moment came during the 82nd running of the Indianapolis 500. “The Indy car thing just wasn’t working out,” Yeley said.

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