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

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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