NASCAR WCUP: Cale Yarborough Motorsports Goes Out of Business
23 November 1998
By Terry Callahan
The Auto Channel
Yarborough's existing contract for the number 98 Thorn Apple Valley car ended early. Thorn Apple Valley, a luncheon meat manufacturer, was supposed to be on board with a three year contract with Yarborough. Corporate losses throughout the year have forced the sponsor out of racing.
"They did this even though they did have a contract they should have honored," said a displeased Yarborough. "It's a tough, tough business."
He continued, "I just don't have a sponsor and can't operate. This has been a 10-year project for me to put this team together to make it work. To do what I had to do today was the biggest disappointment in my whole career, to tell those guys (in the shop) we were going to shut down."