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Benny Parsons: A Champion

The NASCAR community suffered a second heartbreaking loss with the death of 65-year-old former Cup champion and award-winning broadcaster Benny Parsons after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Parsons’s death early Tuesday comes just a little over a week of the news that veteran NASCAR driver and former Craftsman Truck Series champion Bobby Hamilton Sr. …

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Mirror Driving: Car of Tomorrow Getting ANY Better?

Brett Bodine held a Q&A answer on the Car of Tomorrow at Daytona this week to appease the fans, and recent reports actually state that dozens of cars have been approved. Is this all positive PR spin, or a sign things are actually heading in the right direction?

Best of Nikki Krone: Let’s Not Forget Kenny Irwin Jr. & Tony Roper

When driver Paul Dana lost his life last weekend during IRL practice at Homestead-Miami Speedway, race fans not only took the time to remember Dana, but also other famous drivers who have lost their lives on the racetrack. Many race fans’ thoughts automatically turned to Dale Earnhardt, whose death a little more than five years …

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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 …

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NASCAR Community Reacts to the Passing of Benny Parsons

“Benny Parsons is not only the person I owe my NASCAR career to but he was a true friend to me from the day we met. I will always appreciate his friendship and what he did for me. Knowing he’s not going to be there to come up and ask me how things are going when I walk into the garage at Daytona is probably the hardest thing to accept.”

Chris Wimmer Looking for Truck, Busch Ride at Daytona

In the up-and-down world of professional racing, Chris Wimmer has seen both the highs and the lows. After riding the high and planning on participating in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series test session at Daytona International Speedway January 12th – January 14th, the Wausau, Wis., native said that might not happen now.

Inside the Craftsman Truck Series: David Starr Driver Diary

Before I reflect on this past season and talk about the coming season, I want to say that racing very recently lost a true champion. While this has been one of the most exciting and happiest days of my racing career, I also have to say that it’s a sad day, too, because of Bobby …

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