Ranked: The Greatest NASCAR Drivers Of All-Time

athletes | 2/6/19

David Pearson – 105 Wins

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David Pearson was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2011, one year after Petty. It makes sense then, he is second on our list. During his illustrious career, Pearson ran in over 574 races, winning 105 times.

Pearson’s 113 pole positions to start races is second all-time behind Richard Petty. He won three Cup championships, despite rarely racing a full season schedule every year. If he had, who knows how many titles he would have won. Then, we might just be talking about him as the greatest of all-time.

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