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Pearson takes trip down memory lane with promotional spin at Darlington

Who was that climbing into the famed No. 21 Purolator Mercury at Darlington? None other than David Pearson, who proved he can still wrestle a car at 110 mph ... without power steering ... at 73.

Updated: April 17, 2008, 1:21 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

DARLINGTON, S.C. -- David Pearson climbed through the window of the maroon and white No. 21 Purolator Mercury parked on pit road at Darlington Raceway on Wednesday, grabbed one of the five pieces of Wrigley Spearmint gum taped to the dash and fired up the engine just as though it were 1973.

"Did you need any help getting in?" said Leonard Wood, Pearson's former crew chief with the famed Wood Brothers.

No, Pearson didn't need any help getting in the car, ...

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