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David Pearson Deserved a First Class Flight into the NASCAR Hall of Fame

The "Silver Fox" was a shoo-in to be in NASCAR's first class Hall of Fame. But the voting panel disagreed, leaving David Pearson to wait another year. Pearson was one of the first superstars of the sport next to rival Richard Petty, who earned a spot in the Hall of Fame. He racked up 105 wins, second all-time next to Petty, and three championships in the No. 21 Wood Brothers machine. All this leaves me to wonder... NASCAR has many members, from the founders and operators to the drivers, crew chiefs, owners, and media personnel alike. Many, rightfully so, should be inducted in the Hall. But nominating just five to be in increases the chances of a deserving candidate being left out, such as David Pearson. Pearson almost for sure will be in th...

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