David Pearson

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Birthday
22, 1934
Birthplace
Spartanburg, SC
Death Date
Nov 12, 2018 (83)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
22, 1934
Birthplace
Spartanburg, SC
Death Date
Nov 12, 2018 (83)

About

NASCAR Hall of Fame's inaugural member who won three Grand National Series Championships. 

Before Fame

Growing up, he worked with his brother at a body shop and he would climb trees to watch nearby track races. He began his racing career in 1960.

Trivia

He ended his first season by winning the 1960 NASCAR Rookie of the Year award.

Family Life

He had three sons with his wife Helen Ruth. His son Larry Pearson also became a NASCAR champ.

Associated With

Richard Petty became another charter member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.