Larry Pearson (born November 2, 1953, Spartanburg, South Carolina) is a former NASCAR driver and the son of three-time Winston Cup champion David Pearson. He won the Busch Series championship in 1986 and 1987, but struggled during his brief tenure in Winston Cup. His last ride in NASCAR came in the Busch Series in 1999, in the No. 00 Pontiac owned by Buckshot Racing. His Winston Cup statistics include 57 starts and 3 top-tens. His Busch statistics include 259 starts, 15 wins, 78 top-fives, 129 top-tens, 12 poles, and 6 top-ten point finishes (including the two championships).
|Born||November 2, 1953|
Spartanburg, South Carolina, U.S.
|Achievements||1986, 1987 Busch Series champion|
|Awards||1988 Busch Series Most Popular Driver|
|Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career|
|57 races run over 6 years|
|Best finish||23rd (1989)|
|First race||1986 Daytona 500 (Daytona)|
|Last race||1991 Hardee's 500 (Atlanta)|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|259 races run over 16 years|
|Best finish||1st (1986, 1987)|
|First race||1982 Mello Yello 300 (Charlotte)|
|Last race||1999 Textilease Medique 300 (South Boston)|
|First win||1984 Bobby Isaac Memorial 200 (Hickory)|
|Last win||1995 Carolina Pride/Red Dog 250 (Myrtle Beach)|
|Statistics current as of December 12, 2012.|
Pearson was involved in a violent turn two crash with Charlie Glotzbach on March 20, 2010, during a legends race at Bristol Motor Speedway, knocking him unconscious. Pearson regained consciousness before he was lifted out of the car on a backboard and transported by ambulance to a waiting helicopter that flew him to Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pearson suffered a fractured pelvis, fractured right hand, and compound fracture to his left ankle, and underwent surgery the night of March 20 to repair the ankle injury. Two days after the accident, he was released from the Bristol hospital and transported to Charlotte, North Carolina He was admitted into Carolinas Medical Center in fair condition.
Motorsports career resultsEdit
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led)
Winston Cup SeriesEdit
|1997||Bud Moore Engineering||Ford||DNQ|
ARCA Talladega SuperCar SeriesEdit
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
|ARCA Talladega SuperCar Series results|
- Scary moments in old-timers’ race as legends return to high banks of Bristol
- Profile[permanent dead link], newsobserver.com, March 23, 2010.