Two drivers taking part in an exhibition race among NASCAR legends at Bristol Motor Speedway were injured in a violent wreck and transported to a local hospital Saturday afternoon.
Larry Pearson’s family confirmed through track officials that the driver had a compound fracture of his left ankle, a fractured pelvis and a fractured right hand. He was to have surgery late Saturday.
Pearson’s father, David, also was in the race. He stopped racing after the ambulance left so that he could travel to the hospital.
A frightening crash in a "legends" race for retired NASCAR drivers resulted in two famous names from stock car racing's past – Larry Pearson and Charlie Glotzbach – being transported to an area hospital Saturday.
Larry Pearson is racing legendDavid Pearson's son. David Pearson left the race to go to the hospital and check on Larry. Glotzbach was also taken to the hospital.
The legends race was not a NASCAR-sanctioned event.