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Benny Parsons : A Champion

The NASCAR community suffered a second heartbreaking loss with the death of 65-year-old former Champion and award-winning broadcaster Benny Parsons after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Parsons' 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. had succumbed to head and neck cancer.

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Mirror Driving : Car of Tomorrow Getting ANY Better?

*Brett Bodine is held a Q and 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?* Meegan: It might be PR spin in NASCAR's favor. They want the fans to all like the car so they can move forward. Amy: NASCAR had to approve some cars soon...that one car race at Bristol was looking less and less attractive.

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Best of Tommy Thompson : All Is Well Over At Richard Childress Racing

Kevin Harvick's win Sunday at Watkins Glen did not come as a great surprise to those that have followed NASCAR racing this season. Harvick has been competitive all year, and his first ever road course win advanced him to third in Nextel Cup driver points, virtually guaranteeing him a spot in the Chase for the Championship.

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Benny Parsons Dies After Battle With Lung Cancer

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.

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NASCAR Community Reacts to the Passing of Benny Parsons

*Greg Biffle -* "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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Best of Amy Henderson : Five Years To One Blaise … And Gone

History is many things - interesting, amusing, informative. It can also be tragic. Time, the mechanism through which history is made, can be a healer in its quest to make bad memories fade…but it can also serve as a cruel reminder of events not easily remembered. It's that dark side of history that can make moments personal on so many levels, long after they first reached your head and touched your heart.

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Best of Cami Starr : Gilliland A Feel Good Story For The Busch Series

Sometimes thinking of a topic for this column is as hard as getting going in the morning without a jolt of caffeine. So as I watched the truck race last Saturday afternoon, I was cheering for Johnny Benson as he battled for his first Craftsman Truck Series victory. Not only because he is a good guy and became the 17th driver to win in all three of NASCAR's top series, but because it would make a good Second Fiddle topic, much better than another Mark Martin win.

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Frontstretch Review : Back In The Day DVD, Season #1

Back in the Day is a look back at the only coverage available to the NASCAR fan in the late '60s and early '70s. Back then, the only show available for fans to watch was a half-an-hour program called Car and Track, hosted by Bud Lindemann. The show filmed NASCAR races, condensing them into the 30-minute format to give fans a tiny glimpse of the series if they weren't able to attend that weekend's event.

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Best of Tom Bowles : Burton Living Out Earnhardt’s Dream

As Jeff Burton pulled into Victory Lane on Sunday, winless monkey off his back and championship trophy suddenly within reach, it was hard to ignore the irony surrounding the end of his 175-race winless streak. Richard Childress Racing had scored their third Cup win in a row.

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