An old school racer, back when the men handled the race cars and drove at blazing speeds without safety gear.
The 3 time cup champion, and only second to Richard Petty in terms of races won.
The sport isn't the same. The old timers are fading. The "Silver Fox" is gone. RIP Mr. Pearson.

NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson passes away
David Pearson, described by Richard Petty as the “greatest race car driver that I raced against,” died Monday. He was 83.
The Wood Brothers confirmed Pearson’s death, tweeting: “Unbelievably sad day today after hearing of the passing of (one of) THE ABSOLUTE GREATEST #nascar drivers. We wouldn’t be here today without him and we’re thinking of the entire David Pearson family tonight.”
Pearson, who drove for the Wood Brothers from 1972-79, was a three-time Cup champion who won 105 Cup races, which was second only to Petty’s 200. Pearson, who won 18.29 percent of his races, was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2011.
Leonard Wood of the Wood Brothers introduced Pearson at the 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame ceremony by saying: “It is my great pleasure to introduce to you the greatest driver in the history of NASCAR, Mr. David Pearson.
Pearson, known as the Silver Fox, won 27 races and had 30-runner-up finishes in the 1968-69 seasons.
https://nascar.nbcsports.com/2018/11...n-passes-away/