Robert Yates

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Yates in 2010

Robert Yates (April 19, 1943 – October 2, 2017) was an American NASCAR engine builder and former owner of the Sprint Cup Series team Yates Racing, owned since 2007 by his son Doug. He purchased the team from Harry Ranier in 1988, with driver Davey Allison. He was born in Charlotte, North Carolina.[1]

Yates won the NASCAR Winston Cup champion (1999).

Yates died at the age of 74 on October 2, 2017 from liver cancer.[2]

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  1. "Robert Yates profile". Biography. 2005. Archived from the original on 2005-03-24. Retrieved 2009-05-01.
  2. "Hall of Fame NASCAR owner Robert Yates dies following cancer battle". Archived from the original on 2017-10-04. Retrieved 2017-10-04.

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