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INDIANAPOLIS - JULY 27: Ricky Rudd, driver of the #88 Snickers Ford, speaks with team owner Robert Yates, prior to practice for the Allstate 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 27, 2007 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Travis Lindquist/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Sad news to report in the world of NASCAR, Robert Yates passed away at the age of 74 after a battle with liver cancer. When I think about Robert Yates I remember Davey Allison and then Dale Jarrett — and the amazing power the Yates cars always had (pure speed at places like Talladega and Daytona).

Remember the 1996 Brickyard 400 with two Yates cars going at it?

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)