Racing community reacts to David Pearson passing
David Pearson’s passing at the age of 83 was marked by homages and condolences from around the racing world.
While Pearson ran his last race at Michigan in August, 1986 - scoring his 366th top 10 in the process - he continued to touch the lives of the racing community until his final days.
David Pearson was truly an icon. His driving ability and personality helped shape the sport. One of the best ever.— Jeff Burton (@JeffBurton) November 13, 2018
We've lost one of the true NASCAR icons.— Xfinity Racing (@XfinityRacing) November 13, 2018
"The Silver Fox" David Pearson exemplified everything that is great during not just his Hall of Fame career, but his Hall of Fame life. The Pearson family, his friends, and fans are in our thoughts and prayers tonight. pic.twitter.com/qFkQD3p6pQ
Sad to hear about David Pearson passing away today. One of the best. Prayers for the Pearson family🙏🏻— Bobby Labonte (@Bobby_Labonte) November 13, 2018
Tonight my heart is sad. I was blessed to watch and race with David Pearson and in my childhood memories of race tracks, David is there. The Man you had to beat, that Beautiful 21 Wood Bros Mercury. He was what a “Racecar Driver” was.. Steve McQueen Cool...one of the BEST EVER!— Kyle Petty (@kylepetty) November 13, 2018
RIP David Pearson.— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) November 13, 2018
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.