Pearson: Just drive the car

Updated: March 25, 2009, 5:56 PM ET
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

Is this really -- honestly now -- an age of high technology?

Brilliant engineering? Precision, scientific driving? Tiny changes that make huge differences in setups?

David Pearson wonders.

"Half the time I don't believe they know what they're talking about," he says of today's drivers and crew chiefs. "Now, whoever heard of putting a quarter-pound of air in a tire and you can tell the difference?"

He is 74. In his opinion, rather than pitting for an extra hiss of ...

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