Goodbye Benny

Goodbye Benny

NASCAR legend Benny Parsons died yesterday from complications due to lung cancer. He was 65.

BP was a class act. He won the 1973 Winston Cup and the 1975 Daytona 500 and was listed as one of the top 50 NASCAR drivers of all time. He’s also been a TV analyst for NASCAR races since 1989 on ABC, ESPN, and most recently NBC and TNT.

I always enjoyed listening to Benny in the booth who always had something good to say about everybody and who never took the spotlight for himself, realizing that the true stars of the sport are the guys on the track today. Yet everyone in the sport knew that Benny was Grade-A resource and fount of knowledge.

I never had the chance to watch BP drive a race car, having come to the sport too late, but I did enjoy his contributions to racing and know that he will be missed.

May the souls of the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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