NASCAR Hall of Fame driver David Pearson is recovering from a stroke that he suffered on Dec. 9.
Pearson’s family issued the following statement regarding the 80-year-old.
“David had a mile stroke on Dec. 9, but is doing great and well on the road to recovery. The stroke affected his left side somewhat, but he is able to walk slowly and his arm continues to get better with maneuverability. He has great grip with his left hand so we are very much encouraged.
“He continues to have therapy on both his leg and arm, and progresses each day. Today, he is 80 to 85 percent back to normal and we expect a full recovery soon. Thanks to the NASCAR family and all of his fans and friends and for their support and concern.”
Pearson, a Spartanburg, S.C., native, sits second on NASCAR’s all-time wins list with 105 race victories. He also won three championships in what is now the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
He was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2011.
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