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The Wood Brothers and David Pearson set records at CMS

The most incredible record in NASCAR might just belong to the fabled Wood Brothers Racing team at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Starting with the fall race in 1973, the team won 13 consecutive poles at CMS, 11 with David Pearson and two more with Neil Bonnett.Let that set in a minute: 13 consecutive poles at the same track.It's a record unlikely to ever be broken.Leonard Wood, the crew...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

History of the No. 17: DW, Pearson, Kenseth all excelled in it

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. drives the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fusion now, but the use of the No. 17 in NASCAR dates all the way back to 1949 and the first year of the NASCAR Strictly Stock Series, which would later become the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.The first time the No. 17 was used in the Strictly Stock Series was on July 10, 1949, on the old Daytona Beach & Road Course....
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Stenhouse Unveils Iconic No. 17 Pearson Scheme for Darlington

CONCORD, N.C. (Aug. 18, 2015) — A NASCAR ‘Throwback’ weekend at Darlington Raceway and a No. 17 Ford Fusion canvas made for an undeniable invitation for a David Pearson Ford Torino retro paint scheme.  As Pearson remains the winningest driver at Darlington with 10 trips to victory lane at the historic track, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and his sponsor Cargill Beef were honored with...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

2016 NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class Announced

Harold Hinson/HHP Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 Courtesy of NASCAR IMC DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 20, 2015) – NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The five-person group – the seventh in NASCAR Hall of Fame history – consists of Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, O. Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR legend David Pearson recovering from stroke

Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee David Pearson is recovering from a mild stroke suffered on Dec. 9. Pearson, whose nickname is "The Silver Fox," is second to Richard Petty on NASCAR's all-time wins list with 105 career victories. Wednesday afternoon during the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour, NASCAR public relations representative...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Happy birthday 'Silver Fox': Honoring David Pearson's career on his 80th birthday

Monday marks the birthday of the legendary David Pearson, one of the toughest and most successful drivers in the history of NASCAR. Pearson, a/k/a The "Silver Fox," turned 80 years old on Monday, and we at FOXSports.com would like to wish the Spartanburg, S.C., native a very happy birthday by looking back at his Hall of Fame career. Although Pearson never ran a full NASCAR Sprint...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Legendary Engine Builder Ray Fox Dies

Born May 28, 1916, Fox made his name in NASCAR as an engine builder, winning Mechanic of the Year in 1956 after the Chrysler 300 cars he built for Carl Kiekhaefer won 22 of the season’s first 26 races.  Fox has been nominated for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame each of the past three years.  In 1960, he built the Chevrolet in which NASCAR Hall of Famer Junior Johnson won...

2015 Schedule Shakeup Should Include Moving Southern 500 Back to Labor Day Weekend

It was one of motorsports' premier events. The Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway was considered by many people a bigger event than the Daytona 500, which modern day fans may be stunned at. Both Cale Yarborough and David Pearson took more pride in winning the Southern 500 at Darlington than they did for the Daytona 500. The Southern 500 was a true test of skill, patience and fearlessness...
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