Articles tagged David Pearson

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No Lunch With... Richard Petty

A quiet superman who doesn’t brag about his 200 NASCAR wins, his seven championships or his charity work for disabled childrenWriter Simon Taylor | Photographer Jessica Milligan The great perk of this job is the privilege of getting to know, often quite well, so many talented, single-minded people who have carved out great careers in the cockpit, at the drawing board or in the pits. In doing so...

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Long Shadow of the Man in Black

He raced hard, reaped the rewards and divided opinion. Even 10 years after his death Dale Earnhardt’s influence is still being felt in NASCAR It happened 10 years ago on the last lap of NASCAR's traditional season-opening Daytona 500. Everyone was jammed together in a massive pack, feet flat on the throttle in typical restrictor-plate racing style. Running third with no real hope of winning,...

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Gordon Kirby

A team is reborn The wood brothers team is one of NASCAR's most respected outfits. Founders Glen and Leonard Wood are true Virginia gentlemen who have always turned out superbly prepared cars since the team's start in 1950. They are as much a part of NASCAR's history as the Peffys and Dale Earnhardt, and through the '80s their team was one of the most successful. So there was much to celebrate at...

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Showmanship and Stability the key to NASCAR success

Although the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has been an exclusively post-war development on the racing scene in the United States, it now holds a position of strength as one of the healthiest racing formulae in the World. In Europe, saloon-car racing has enjoyed great popularity over the past twenty years, but there has always been an underlying awareness that its role is...

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Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS A revelation from Rubens, and a Monza masterclass When the Wood Brothers went to Indianapolis… A Grand Prix driver doesn’t often come out with something that takes your breath away in these days of PR control and ‘spin’. The press room is – of course – always alive with rumour and gossip, and as each season draws on there is increasing speculation about who goes where next year. It...

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Mini Series: Part two

Sir, Bill Boddy wonders if Graham Hill really got all the drivers in a Mini race to reverse when the flag fell. It certainly did happen, in a drivers' parade, just before an Fl race. But if I-fill was the instigator, then Innes Ireland was his co-conspirator, at a very wet Silverstone in May, 1962. I was a spectator that day and well recall the circuit commentator getting excited when he noticed...

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Gordon Kirby

Talent is not enough Regardless of what you may think about NASCAR, its field is much deeper than in any other major racing category. There are many competitive cars and drivers, which makes winning a championship very demanding. So to win five in a row is really something, yet Jimmie Johnson has done exactly that as well as recording a record 10th title for the mighty Hendrick Motorsports...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections– Montoya and Michelin deserved more in F1– Daytona: from the 24 Hours to the 500– Why ‘Quick Vic’ loved the Porsche 917 You know,” mused Vic Elford, “for years I worked for Skip Barber, doing tuition at his race drivers’ school at Sears Point – it’s got some other, vulgar name now [Infineon], but back then it was Sears Point. Anyway, one day this gentleman from South America turned up...

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American comment

USAC launched its 1971 season on a somewhat controversial note when it suddenly announced that its first race of the year, which was to have been a strictly invitational, non-championship event at Rafaela in the Argentine, would, after all, count for points toward the Marlboro Championship Trail. When the race was first planned last year virtually all the leading teams indicated that they would...

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Talking the walk

From rent-a-quote young upstart to wise old hand, three-time Winston Cup champion Darrell Waltrip played a crucial role in NASCAR's rapid growth of the 1970s and '80s. Paul Fearnley talks to this showman who never shirked the nitty-gritty Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee sorts out the Good Ol' Men from the Boys. Even the 650-feet straightaways on the World's Fastest Half Mile' are banked — at...

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