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Best of Voices: If “Child” Busch is the Future, You Can Keep It!

Editor’s Note: This article originally ran on June 1st, 2006. Like what you’re reading? Click back to Frontstretch every Thursday beginning February 1st for brand new editions of Voices From the Heartland. That is, if Jeff hasn’t gotten himself knocked off by the NASCAR Powers That Be by then! I watched on TV in March as Jeff …

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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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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.”

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