My father lost a childhood hero this week in David Pearson. He was a 3-time world champion and plants himself second on the all-time NASCAR wins list with 105. The Silver Fox was 83-years old.
It got me thinking about who my favorite racing drivers are. Throughout various series, I’ve enjoyed watching Scott Dixon win 5-championships, Felipe Massa for being the consistent underdog, and Mark Martin for being a constant professional but I wouldn’t consider any of them my heroes because while I respected them, I never felt inspired by them. Then came Kyle Larson.
An Asian-American, just like me.
And I can not begin to tell you how cool that is.