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Former NASCAR Champion and television broadcaster, Benny Parsons, passed away today at the age of 65. On July 13, 2006, Parsons was diagnosed with lung cancer, but in October, he announced that the doctors told him it was gone.

Benny Parsons Dies After Battle With Lung Cancer

Former NASCAR Cup champion and television broadcaster Benny Parsons passed away today at the age of 65. On July 13, 2006, Parsons was diagnosed with lung cancer, but in October, he announced that the doctors told him it was gone. However, the aggressive chemotherapy that he had undergone during treatment left his damaged his left lung so severely it was unable to function properly.

Parsons was admitted to the Carolinas Medical Center just after Christmas, then later moved to the ICU where he had been up until he passed away.

All of us at Frontstretch would like to send our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Benny Parsons. He was a true champion in every since of the word, and he will be missed.

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