Freshman year of high school, algebra class, we were given an assignment where we would pick a sports icon whom we felt reverence toward, and perform a presentation explaining arithmetically what this person accomplished. I chose the Silver Fox, David Pearson. A man whose face and results stood the sands of time from decade to decade, and who helped create lasting memories and thrilling images. One of the first conservative drivers who cared for equipment until crunch time arrived.
Godspeed to the man who didn’t want to transition from dirt to asphalt (at first), but who ushered in big manufacturers and sponsors.
December 22, 1934-November 12, 2018
#Chevrolet #CottonOwens #DavidPearson #Dodge #Ford #HolmanMoody #Mercury #MercuryCyclone #Pontiac #SilverFox #WoodBrothers
105 wins, and 3 @NASCAR
championships, and a @NASCARHall
David Pearson was a wheelman. Here is part of his induction speech, where he talks about racing for @woodbrothers21
and against Richard Petty. #NASCAR #NASCARonNBC #NASCARHOF #NASCARHall