David Pearson Death
David passed away on November 12, 2018 at the age of 83.
When did David Pearson die?November 12, 2018
How old was David Pearson when died?83
David Pearson Birthday and Date of Death
David Pearson was born on December 22, 1934 and died on November 12, 2018. David was 83 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: December 22, 1934
Date of Death: November 12, 2018
Age at Death: 83
David Pearson - Biography
David Gene Pearson (born December 22, 1934) is a former American stock car racer from Spartanburg, South Carolina. Pearson began his NASCAR career in 1960 and ended his first season by winning the 1960 NASCAR Rookie of the Year award. He won three championships (1966, 1968, and 1969) every year he ran the full schedule in NASCAR's Grand National Series (now Sprint Cup Series). NASCAR described his 1974 season as an indication of his "consistent greatness"; that season he finished third in the season points having competed in only 19 of 30 races.
Pearson's wife Helen Ruth Pearson predeceased him in 1991. He has three sons (Larry Pearson, Ricky Pearson, and Eddie Pearson). Larry raced in NASCAR and he was the 1986 and 1987 Busch Series champion. Ricky Pearson was general manager and a crew chief for Buckshot Jones/Buckshot Racing when they won two Busch Series races.
In December 2014 Pearson suffered a mild stroke which partially paralyzed the left half of his body, but from which he recovered.