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When 78-year-old Cale Yarborough joined the Twitter community, racing fans were absolutely eating it up.

With only 32 tweets since joining, it was obvious that Yarborough has his work cut out for him to connect with his fans, but the community was eager for him to try.


Unfortunately, it was too good to be true.

Why someone would go through the trouble of creating a fake Yarborough account is beyond us, but this is the internet we’re talking about.

Before it turned out to be fake, many of Yarborough’s fans had thanked the NASCAR icon for taking the time to learn Twitter and have even shared old-school photos of Yarborough from his time in the Cup Series.

On top of winning 83 Cup Series races and being the first driver to win three consecutive championships (76-78), Yarborough is credited with popularizing the sport thanks to his fight with the Allison brothers following the 1979 Daytona 500. That was the first time a NASCAR race was broadcast in its entirety and more people seemingly remembered that race for the fist fight, rather than the fact that Richard Petty picked up the victory, according to the New York Times.

Related: A NASCAR legend joins Twitter and his fans go crazy

A move by a NASCAR hall of famer was apparently too good to be true Cale Yarborough / Twitter
Anthony Brown About the author:
Anthony Brown's crowning achievements are rebuilding a $500 Honda VFR and getting rid of his wife's beige Camry. He has owned nine cars in the last ten years, none of them automatic.
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