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Racing community reacts to David Pearson passing

David Pearson - 1979 NASCAR Wood Brothers

One of NASCAR’s greatest drivers, Hall of Famer David Pearson, won a record 10 times at Darlington, including three Southern 500s. (Photo courtesy ISC Images via Getty Pictures)

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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.