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TMCNo1
01-16-2007, 02:12 PM
Benny Parsons, Legendary NASCAR race car driver, 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion and TV Racing personality and announcer has passed away in a Charlotte, NC hospital. Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family and the racing community. He will be missed.

Monte
01-16-2007, 02:45 PM
Benny Parsons, Legendary NASCAR race car driver, 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion and TV Racing personality and announcer has passed away in a Charlotte, NC hospital. Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family and the racing community. He will be missed.

I hate to hear that.. I'll miss him Queing the duck:(

betsy&david Harrison
01-16-2007, 03:08 PM
To NASCAR fans this is really sad news. I remember watching him race:mad:

ski_king
01-16-2007, 03:42 PM
I met him about a year ago, a real nice guy.

trickskier
01-16-2007, 04:05 PM
Benny was an all around good guy. I was at the Daytona 500 in 1975 when he won.

SkiDog
01-16-2007, 04:22 PM
Does anybody know the cause of death?:( He will be GREATLY missed!

ski_king
01-16-2007, 04:24 PM
Parsons was diagnosed with cancer in his left lung in July. Parson, who quit smoking in 1978, underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments and was declared cancer-free in October. But the treatment cost Parsons the use of his left lung, and he was hospitalized last month when doctors found a blood clot in his right lung. He was placed in an induced-coma.
http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/news;_ylt=AiNSmJWy_Su1NUe.TKqBM77ov7YF?slug=ap-nascar-obit-parsons&prov=ap&type=lgns

chudson
01-17-2007, 09:55 AM
BP he was fun to watch racing and great to listen to when he moved to TV, I'll miss him!!!