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FOX NASCAR's Darrell Waltrip & Mike Joy on the Passing of David Pearson

Monday, Nov 12 1074

NASCAR legend and three-time champion David Pearson passed away Monday at the age of 83. Below, FOX NASCAR analyst and Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip and play-by-play announcer Mike Joy offer their memories of the “Silver Fox.”

“I am so sad to hear about the passing of my hero and the guy I consider the greatest stock car driver of all time. There was no one like the Silver Fox.  RIP, my dear old friend.”

--Darrell Waltrip

“David made winning look effortless and was as good a storyteller and partier as he was a driver. He also had a quick wit. At one event, I introduced him, saying ‘the Silver Fox’ would often not work his way to the lead until close to the finish. David grabbed the mic and blurted out, ‘Hey, I led a bunch, too,’ and the whole place erupted laughing with him.”

--Mike Joy

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