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That’s History: 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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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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