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People in the world of motorsports inspire us with their daring and their skill. The death of a NASCAR or Indy great can conjure memories of their past accomplishments and create a collective sense of loss and nostalgia. This memorial site was created to honor and remember motorsports legends, as well as the journalists and broadcasters who have celebrated their achievements.
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Motorsports Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of David Pearson

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...
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former NASCAR car owner...

Gary Bettenhausen Obituary (AP News)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Officials with the...

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Maria de Villota Obituary (AP News)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Former Formula One test...

Jason Leffler Obituary (AP News)

SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) — NASCAR driver Jason...

Dick Trickle Obituary (AP News)

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Mark Martin received a piece...

Ralph Sanchez Obituary (AP News)

MIAMI (AP) - South Florida businessman Ralph...

Chris Economaki Obituary (AP News)

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chris Economaki, a journalist...

Robert Newton Obituary (AP News)

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Sid Watkins Obituary (AP News)

LONDON (AP) — Sid Watkins, the former Formula One...

Cotton Owens Obituary (AP News)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - NASCAR Hall of Famer Cotton...

Carroll Shelby Obituary (AP News)

DALLAS (AP) - Carroll Shelby, the legendary car...

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR officials say that...

Jim Rathmann Obituary (AP News)

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Jim Rathmann, the 1960...

Marco Simoncelli Obituary (AP News)

Italian rider Marco Simoncelli, a rising MotoGP...

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