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The NASCAR Community Is Mourning The Loss Of A Legend

NASCAR legend Robert Yates has passed away. He was 74 years old at the time of his passing.

Confirmation of his death came in the form of a tweet posted by his son, Doug Yates.

Doug Yates on Twitter

My Dad and Hero, Robert Yates, has passed and is with the Lord. Thanks for all the prayers and support. https://t.co/hxa0wfdZkE

Yates, a Charlotte native, was undoubtedly one of the most known names in the racing community. He was also named as an inductee in the 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame.

An article published in the Charlotte Observer reveals Yates was battling Liver Cancer.

After learning of Yates' passing, Dale Earnhardt Jr. took to social media to remember the NASCAR legend.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Twitter

He was a great man. Hero to many! https://t.co/Li3SZR9ZY0

Yates' absence will undoubtedly be felt far and wide -- in Charlotte and beyond.

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