Ranier-Lundy was a NASCAR Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) racing team until 1987, fielding Cale Yarborough during the 1980s late in its operations. The team later became Robert Yates Racing after Yates, an engine builder and crew chief with the operation, bought the team in 1988. The team largely fielded General Motors vehicles for its various drivers until switching to Fords in 1985.
The team was based in Charlotte and co-operated by Harry Ranier (b. ca. 1930s - d. July 21, 1999) and J.T. Lundy. who left in 1987 Ranier was a Kentuckian coal mining magnate. Ranier's entry into the sport predates magnates such as J.D. Stacy and Billy Hagan.
Team History: 1967 to 1980
Team History: 1983-1988
In 1983, Yarborough moved to the #28 Hardee's Chevrolet owned by Harry Ranier, competing in 16 events. He won four races, including his third Daytona 500, his sixth Atlanta Coca-Cola 500, and swept both events at Michigan, along with three poles. In 1984 he repeated by winning his fourth Daytona 500, becoming the second driver to score back-to-back wins, the Winston 500 at Talladega, a race that featured 75 lead changes, and the Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500, along with four poles. In 1985 after his team switched to a Ford, he won his first Talladega 500 and scored his final win in the Miller High Life 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Team History: 1987-1988
Prior to the 1987 season, car owner Harry Ranier tapped Davey Allison to replace veteran driver Cale Yarborough in the Ranier-Lundy #28 Ford Thunderbird. Yarborough was leaving the Ranier-Lundy team to start his own operation along with the team's sponsor, Hardee's. Ranier negotiated a sponsorship deal with Texaco's Havoline motor oil brand, a deal that was signed during the NASCAR edition of Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway. He also hired Robert Yates as his engine builder and Joey Knuckles as the #28's crew chief, who paired with Allison for years. On qualifying day, Davey signalled that he was in Winston Cup to stay when he qualified an unmarked, but Texaco-Havoline painted #28 Thunderbird second for the 1987 Daytona 500, becoming the first rookie ever to start on the front row for NASCAR's most prestigious event. A pit miscue which allowed a rear tire to fall off on the track ended his hopes of a good finish in the race, but success for Davey Allison would be just around the corner.
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- "Cale Yarborough 1983 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
- "Cale Yarborough 1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
- "Cale Yarborough 1985 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2012-01-04.