Larry Pearson, driving the way his famous father did so often at Darlington International Raceway, ended a seven-year winless streak with a victory in the Mark III Vans 200.
Pearson, whose Hall-of-Fame father David won a record 10 times on the troublesome 1.366-mile layout, took the lead in his Chevrolet with 18 laps left in the crash-filled race. He beat the Ford of Busch Grand National points leader Johnny Benson by .28 seconds in winning for the first time at Darlington.
Pearson collected $21,550 from a purse totaling $267,208 for his first victory since Bristol in 1988.
After Benson came the Fords of Mark Martin and Spokane’s Chad Little, and the Chevrolet of Phil Parsons. Little won $9,625.
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