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American racecar driver and journalist

Benny Parsons is ...

Dead
Born 12 Jul 1941 in Wilkes County
Died 16 Jan 2007 in Charlotte
Age65 years, 6 months
Causelung cancer
Correction?
Benny Parsons
Benny Parsons
The Johnny Hayes Skoal Buick of Benny Parsons had a good run in the 1983 Van Scoy 500, finishing 5th.

About Benny Parsons

Benjamin Stewart "Benny" Parsons (July 12, 1941 – January 16, 2007) was an American NASCAR driver, and later an announcer/analyst/pit reporter on SETN, TBS, ABC, ESPN, NBC, and TNT. He became famous as the 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup) champion, and was a 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee. He was the older brother of former NASCAR driver car owner and broadcaster Phil Parsons of Phil Parsons Racing. He was nicknamed "BP" and The Professor, the latter in part because of his popular remarks and relaxed demeanor. He was the founder of Rendezvous Ridge, a winery in North Carolina, which opened shortly after his death.