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David Pearson Obituary

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David Pearson (1934 – 2018) was one of NASCAR’s first superstars. He was nicknamed “the Fox,” and later “the Silver Fox,” for his cunning and calculated driving. Over the course of his 27-year NASCAR career he accumulated 105 victories and a mountain of accolades. He was Rookie of the Year in 1960, three-time Series Champion (1966, 1968, 1969), and inducted into several motorsport halls of fame. In 1999 40 NASCAR insiders selected him as Sports Illustrated’s Top Stock Car Driver of the Twentieth Century.

He died Monday in his hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina, at the age of 83.

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Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from November 14 to November 15, 2018
David Gene Pearson SPARTANBURG--David Gene Pearson, 83, of Spartanburg, SC, died Monday, November 12, 2018, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born December 22, 1934, in Whitney, SC, he was the son of... Read Obituary

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