Benny Parsons passes

Discussion in 'Wolfman's Nascar Pit Stop' started by smokey, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. smokey

    smokey New Member

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    Benny Parsons died today from complacations from cancer, at 65.
    he was sick most of last year and the doctor said he was cancer free as of Oct. but the damage was already done.Benny was NASCAR champion in 1973. RPI B.P. you will be missed.
     
  2. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    RIP BP will be a differnt season without you.
     

  3. Memphis_Catfish_King

    Memphis_Catfish_King New Member

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    nascar wont be the same without him RIP benny
     
  4. tufffish

    tufffish New Member

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    we lost a really nice guy. BP will be missed every sunday at the races.
     
  5. Big Eli

    Big Eli New Member

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    That's to bad. He was the last good broadcaster we had in the both. Maybe Spencer will leave speed and go to national TV.
     
  6. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    He was good in the booth I know I will miss seeing him:sad2:

    RIP Benny!
     
  7. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    One of the best broadcasters, and a true gentleman. Didn't slam people, and didn't spend so much time telling how 'we' did it, like a couple I can think of. :tounge_out:
     
  8. Joe

    Joe Member

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    We'll all miss him
     
  9. smokey

    smokey New Member

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    The passing of B.P. bothers me, altho I never met him,I saw him race and saw him from afar. I liked his style of driving and when he went to the broadcasting side of NASCAR, he showed his true love for the sport and its people.With his stories of CooCoo, Dale,Bobby,and even Davie and Allen.you could tell that he was a true friend to these drivers.I never heard him say a bad word about anyone. I really feel like I have lost a friend. Im going to miss, "Man oh Man he hit the wall", "Holy cow he almost lost it in turn 3". well you get the drift.I hope somone will tell his story better then I, but dang it Im going to miss you Benny!Say hello to the rest of NASCARs fallen.we are going to miss you Benny. Joe and Debi McKean
     
  10. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    I just seen that online earlier today. Parsons will be missed for sure both on the track and in the booth.
     
  11. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Benny's career stats:

    1 Winston Cup Championship in 1973
    526 Cup starts
    21 Cup wins
    199 Cup top 5 finishes
    283 Cup top 10 finishes
    20 Cup poles
     
  12. heavyduty

    heavyduty New Member

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    I will miss him, he is a great guy
     
  13. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    BP was a good friend of mine.

    He is the man that was single handedly responsible for getting me my start in covering NASCAR. Back in 2005 I rode to Junior Johnsons house with him to shoot an interview and on the drive home he called the head of what was then RPM 2Night on ESPN and said, "I got this guy here you need to hire. His name is Dieter, he's a German redneck."

    I did a shoot at his house back in November and he was doing fine. It was a shock to get the call that he was back in the hospital and a bigger shock to get the phone call that morning a few days later.