Richard Petty, with the championship in his sights after winning the pole and seeing Parsons' accident, had engine trouble and was relegated to a 35th-place finish. 1964 R. Petty 1950 B. Rexford 1958 L. Petty, 1959 L. Petty Former track owner Andy Hillenburg, who was “really good friends” with Parsons, approached the Parsons family shortly after purchasing the speedway in 2007.
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He also had a podcast available on iTunes, in conjunction with CNN called "The CNN Radio Racing Report with Benny Parsons," who talks about NASCAR with CNNRadio's Michael Jones. Benny Parsons would win the race, but it would be his only win at the North Wilkesboro Speedway, a track which his wife Terri (married from 1992 until his death in 2007) would become an investor two years after his death.. Try again later.
Connie is the first wife of Benny Parsons and she was the mother Kevin and Keith This incident was alluded to in the film, Days of Thunder.
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Busch Rockingham, NC 28379, Content copyright held by The Richmond Observer 2020. Parsons drove the No. Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. His average finish was right around 10th place in each race, and edged Cale Yarbrough by 67.15 points in the final standings. To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the Cemetery Corrections forum. 1952 T. Flock Oops, some error occurred while uploading your photo(s).
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The rest of the garage was hoping to see the underdog unseat the mighty Richard Petty and joined in to help Parsons' crew put the car back together.
His health prevented him from attending a ceremony in November 2006 where he was to be presented with the Myers Brothers Award, honoring his contributions to racing.
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In 1979 at North Wilkesboro Speedway Bobby Allison led most of the race but in the final 150 laps, Darrell Waltrip caught Allison.
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Benny Parsons married twice in his life; his first marriage was to Connie Parsons back in 1961 and lasted for 30 years until 1991. 1978 C. Yarborough, 1979 R. Petty
He married a second time to a woman named Teresa Kiel a year after he ended his marriage with Connie in 1992. During the first lap of a race at Darlington Raceway, Parsons hit the wall and badly damaged his race car.
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He finished fifth in the final points standings.
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ROCKINGHAM — Benny Parsons would celebrate his 79th birthday next Sunday, and although the late NASCAR driver passed away in 2007, his legend lives on. Undoubtedly Parsons’ most successful NASCAR season came in his fourth year when he won the Winston Cup Series Championship in 1973.
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Add to your scrapbook. He was also known for his kind-hearted spirit and willingness to help others when he could. He married his wife, Connie, and together they started a family while he began to have success on the racing circuit.
He was able to continue, but had to make several pit stops for repairs. He wanted to “honor the past” by gracing The Rock with the newly named grandstands. Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. , (key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. He married his wife, Connie, and together they started a family while he began to have success on the racing circuit.
During the third race of that same season, Parsons filled in for another driver when he wasn’t able to race. He was the founder of Rendezvous Ridge, a winery in North Carolina, which opened shortly after his death. At one point, his crew chief, Harry Hyde refused to allow Parsons to pit because he and the crew were on an ice cream break. 2002 T. Stewart Parsons began his NASCAR career by running a single race in 1964 for Holman-Moody with a young Cale Yarborough. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time.
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Parsons worked at a gas station and drove cabs in Detroit before beginning his racing career.
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“His crew didn’t know if he’d be able to finish the race,” Keith said. While working at the gas station one day, a couple of customers towing a race car invited him to a local race track. Failed to delete memorial.
Benjamin Stewart Parsons (July 12, 1941 – January 16, 2007) was an American NASCAR driver, and later an announcer/analyst/pit reporter on SETN, TBS, ABC, ESPN, NBC, and TNT.
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He saw his championship hopes start to fade as he was involved in a lap 13 crash and his car was heavily damaged. 1951 H. Thomas But one thing that sticks with him today is his father’s love for the sport and the community he represented.
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Keith Parsons noted that people still approach him decades later and tell him the impact the Christmas party had on them. But they worked on the car for about 90 minutes and used parts off a non-qualifying car in the garage. GREAT NEWS! Are you sure that you want to remove this flower? Please note: You are asking volunteers to find and take a photo of the headstone. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account.
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