Statement from DIS President Chip Wile on the passing of David Pearson, 1976 DAYTONA 500 Champion

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“The legends of NASCAR Hall of Fame member David Pearson and Daytona International Speedway will forever be linked. David’s 1976 DAYTONA 500 win, when he emerged from a last lap, last turn accident with Richard Petty to take the checkered flag, is arguably the greatest finish in 500 history. David also won our annual summertime Cup race a record five times. We are proud to know that in many ways, his history is our history.

“On behalf of everyone at Daytona International Speedway, I want to offer condolences to David’s family and friends. He will forever be missed.”


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