Watching David Pearson and Richard Petty trade paint while trying to win a race was nothing new in 1976. One of them had won while the other finished second in 57 races entering that season.
It was fierce competition whenever the two NASCAR legends were near each other heading for a checkered flag, but nothing compared with the final seconds of the 1976 Daytona 500.
Pearson was 41 and had won three championships when the '76 season started, but he was 0-for-14 in the Daytona ...
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