RIP David Pearson

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  1. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    I don't have a source yet but I just heard that David Pearson passed away may he rest in peace. A true legend.
     
  2. jws926

    jws926 I need to think of something new for here


    RIP Silver Fox
     
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  3. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    So sorry to here the news. I don't know if he was the GOAT, but a great case can be made.

    Thankful to have seen him race many times including several late model races at GPS.
     
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  4. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    He should have been in NASCAR's first HOF class.
     
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  5. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    R.I.P to a true legend.
     
  6. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    RIP, Silver Fox. You were one of the best.

    Brad Keselowski‏Verified account @keselowski
    RIP David Pearson. I’d have to say if their was one driver who inspired me the most on the race track it was you. Always gritty, witty and in position at the end when it counted.

    Wood Brothers Racing‏Verified account @woodbrothers21
    Unbelievably sad day today after hearing of the passing of (one of) THE ABSOLUTE GREATEST #nascar drivers. We wouldn’t be here today without him and we’re thinking of the entire David Pearson family tonight.

    Mike Joy‏Verified account @mikejoy500
    David made winning look effortless; and was as good a storyteller and partier as he was a driver. He also won in Trans Am against the best road racers of the day.

    Dale Earnhardt Jr.‏Verified account @DaleJr
    David Pearson was one of the all time greats. Anyone who raced him will tell you he was the best. The Silver Fox lived up to his persona on and off the track. What a badass. RIP

    Mike Joy‏Verified account @mikejoy500
    Richard Petty and David Pearson had an incredible 63 races where one won and the other finished second.


    An excellent story from 2015 about David Pearson:
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/spor...lver-fox-stroke-nascar-hall-of-fame/22694267/
     
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  7. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    RIP to one of the best to ever strap into a race car.
     
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  8. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    RIP Mr. Pearson. Absolute legend who left a very large footprint on the sport.

    Wont use this thread to start a debate, but you were the real king in alot of peoples mind.
     
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  9. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    David Pearson was one of my ultimate racing heroes. I only got to see him race a time or two at the very end of his career, but I am a huge fan of what he did and how he did it. Tough year for Spartanburg SC, losing their native son DP and adopted son James Hylton in the same year. Rest in peace Silver Fox, you were one of a kind.
     
  10. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Damn. No words.
    My first favorite driver when I was a kid. My dad’s favorite driver. :(
     
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  11. *WEAVER*

    *WEAVER* Team Owner

    Really hate to hear that.
     
  12. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Sad day for the racing world. Condolences to Larry and the Pearson family
     
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  13. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Someone posted this video on here a week or two ago. I thought it was really neat.....

     
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  14. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

  15. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I just broke out my autographed #17 Talladega Torino for a quick peek.
     
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  16. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Aww man a true legend, RIP Silver Fox.
     
  17. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

  18. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Probably the best stock car driver of his era, definitely one of the best racers ever period. RIP.
     
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  19. dirtguru

    dirtguru Team Owner

    IMO the most talented driver to sit behind the wheel of a race car. RIP Pearson. And thanks for all the great memories.
     
  20. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Racer ... legend ... hero

    Rest In Peace
     
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  21. Yogisd1

    Yogisd1 Resident Retard

    Not one of my favorites, but unarguably one of the all time greats. He will be missed.
     
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  22. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

  23. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    He was one of the best of all time. RIP
     
  24. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

  25. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    Growing up as a kid, Richard Petty was my guy. Pearson was his biggest rival in the 70's. I never will forget listening to the end of the '76 Daytona 500 on the radio. Glad I got to see him race a few times in person..
     
  26. be9ak7ts16

    be9ak7ts16 Hick

    David and the Woods Brothers are the reason I became a NASCAR fan. It was great growing up and watching those Pearson/Petty battles on Wide World of Sports.
    [​IMG]
     
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  29. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Wish I was able to see Pearson race, easily one of, if not the greatest to do it in NASCAR. RIP to the Silver Fox.

    Did Pearson even race a entire season in his prime years?
     
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  30. Whizzer

    Whizzer Retired entrepreneur

    Sad to hear of the loss of David Pearson.
     
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  31. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    No. Not even in the years he won his championships.
     
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  32. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Insane.
     
  33. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    2 seasons he missed only 1 race and another he missed 3 those account for 2 of his 3 championships.

    https://www.racing-reference.info/driver/David_Pearson
     
  34. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    Damn, really sorry to hear this news. What a racer. What a legend. I believe it is folly to rank drivers from different eras, or from different disciplines of racing, against one another. But by any measure, David is up there in the rarefied air at the top of the mountain. Godspeed David Pearson.
     
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  35. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    One of the greatest of all time has passed away.
    R.I.P.
     
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  37. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

  38. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    Sad news. Wish I had been alive to see him race in his prime years, I'd have to say I think I would have been a fan.
     
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  39. StandOnIt

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  40. LARRY

    LARRY Stages! Stages! We don't need no stinking stages!!

    Sad news one of our sports best.
    And a neet guy.
     
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