Larry Pearson

Larry Pearson ( born November 2, 1953) is a retired American NASCAR driver. He is the son of three times the Winston Cup champions David Pearson won the championship in the Busch Grand National Series, today's Nationwide Series in 1986 and 1987.


Larry Pearson began his career in professional motorsports May 29, 1982 in the Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series, today's Nationwide Series, Mello Yello in 300 at Lowe 's Motor Speedway. He drove a Pontiac with the start number 21, whose owner was his father David Pearson. In the same year he took part in two other races, both of which he finished in eighth place. In the two following years, Pearson drove some races, he could end up with quite good results over the season distributed.

In the season 1985 Pearson denied the first time all season races and finished third in the overall standings behind Jimmy Hensley and Jack Ingram. Although he won only two races, brought the car but in almost every race in the top 10. 1986 Pearson grew up a little, so that it was enough to win the title. But the projection on the Second overall was only seven points. The 1987 season was even better for Pearson and he convincingly won the title. The subsequent was for him the moment last as a full time driver. Up to this point he is almost every race in which he participated, driven in the race number 21 of his father.

In 1989, he contested his first Winston Cup season as Vollzeitfaher. As in the Busch Grand National Series, he drove for the team his father. He drove a Buick with the start number 16, but he was not as successful as hoped. Only twice he managed to bring in the top 10 the car. In the overall standings, it was only enough to place over the next 23 years, he drove only a few Cup races in which he achieved nothing more remarkable. On November 17, 1991 Pearson played at the Atlanta Motor Speedway his last Cup race.

1993 Pearson returned back to the Busch Grand National Series, but no longer drove in his father's team. He could not go on his old performances. In the 1995 season, Pearson won another two races, but the season in general was rather mixed. The 1996 season, his last as a full-time driver, he finished on the not acceptable for him 16th place overall. On 12 July 1999 he finished on the South Boston Speedway his racing career.