Herbert "Herb" Nab was born April 1st, 1927 in Frueto, CO., and died October 29th, 1988 in Concord, NC. He was buried in Carolina Memorial Park.
Nab came from Portland, Oregon and moved east with with NASCAR west coast driver Bill Amick when Amick got a ride with Ford.
A squat figure, who usually was hanging over the fender of a stock car, Herb Nab helped several of NASCAR’s top teams find success.
Nab’s first measure of fame was to come in Ford Motor Company’s factory-backed Holman-Moody team of the 1960s. Nab led driver Fred Lorenzen to NASCAR’s first $100,000 season in 1963.
He later moved to Junior Johnson’s operation where Nab’s expertise helped Cale Yarborough win two of his three consecutive NASCAR championships in 1976 and 1977, plus the Daytona 500 in 1977.
Nab was the winning Crew Chief for the 1969 Daytona 500 with Leeroy Yarborough and the 1977 Daytona 500 with Cale Yarbrough.
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