Larry Pearson

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Larry Pearson
Born (1953-11-02) November 2, 1953 (age 63)
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)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 0
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)
Wins Top tens Poles
15 129 11
Statistics current as of December 12, 2012.

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).

Pearson was involved in a violent turn 2 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 transported 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.[1] Two days later after the accident, he was released from the Bristol hospital and transported to Charlotte, NC.[2] He was admitted into Carolinas Medical Center in fair condition.[3]

Motorsports career results[edit]


(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup Series[edit]

Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1986 Pearson Racing Chevrolet 23 40
1989 Pearson Racing Buick 14 14
1990 26 27
1997 Bud Moore Engineering Ford DNQ

Busch Series[edit]

ARCA Talladega SuperCar Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jack Ingram
NASCAR Busch Series Champion
1986, 1987
Succeeded by
Tommy Ellis