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RIP Benny Parsons

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Sxysprtswrtr, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member


    Former NASCAR champion Benny Parsons dies

    Benny Parsons, whose gentle nature made him a favorite among NASCAR fans as a broadcaster and whose competitive fire drove him from his father’s taxi company in Detroit to the championship in stock-car racing’s top division, died early Tuesday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    damn.. .just ... damn
  3. tommyp

    tommyp Member

    Sad. Not a big fan of NASCAR, but his voice was recognizable, his knowledge was superior. He will be missed.
  4. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    Just saw the news on Cold Pizza. This really sucks. Benny was one of the good guys in NASCAR. They will no doubt do a tribute to him at Daytona when the racing season starts. He helped NASCAR become a household name.

    Damn this sucks.
  5. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Crap. One of the good ones.
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    RIP. Races on TV were so much better with him behind the mike.
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    He was great as an announcer and had so much passion for the sport. He'll definitely be missed. RIP.
  9. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    He was such a great personality on TV. First Bobby Hamilton, now Benny Parsons. RIP.
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    How horribly sad. RIP, Benny.
  11. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    RIP Benny. Crap, this absolutely stinks.
  12. Jeff Gluck

    Jeff Gluck Member

    I feel terrible for the family.

    Benny's son, Keith Parsons, is the former AP sports writer who was based most recently in Raleigh. My thoughts are with Keith today.
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