August 21, 2003 |
Chasing a Winston Cup driving championship isn't quite what it was 30 years ago. On the other hand, there are some parallels. Ask Benny Parsons. The lovable teddy bear from Ellerbe, N.C., won the championship in 1973, even though he'd won only one race. "It wasn't that big a deal, winning the championship, back then," Parsons recalled in a phone call from his home. "I think David [Pearson] won 11 races and I only won one. "My reaction was mostly, 'Whew, it's over.'
March 4, 2007 |
The Nicorette 300 Busch Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 17 will be dedicated to the memory of NASCAR great Benny Parsons, who died last month from complications of lung cancer. In celebration of "BP," the Parsons family will be honored and recognized as Grand Marshals of the race. Parsons' brother, Phil Parsons, a former Cup driver and current Speed TV broadcaster, will represent the family at the race.
August 16, 2005 |
Indianapolis 500 winner Tom Sneva and NASCAR champion Benny Parsons, two of the most popular drivers in American motor sports, will be among a group of nine racing personalities inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America on Thursday in Detroit. Better known as a TV racing analyst by today's viewers, Parsons won the 1973 Winston Cup championship in one of stock car racing's most dramatic finishes.
November 22, 2004
Kurt Busch won the year-end Nextel Cup championship Sunday. A look at the previous NASCAR champions by year: * 2003...Matt Kenseth * 2002...Tony Stewart * 2001...Jeff Gordon * 2000...Bobby Labonte * 1999...Dale Jarrett * 1998...Jeff Gordon * 1997...Jeff Gordon * 1996...Terry Labonte * 1995...Jeff Gordon * 1994...Dale Earnhardt * 1993...Dale Earnhardt * 1992...Alan Kulwicki * 1991...Dale Earnhardt * 1990...Dale Earnhardt * 1989...Rusty Wallace * 1988...Bill Elliott * 1987...Dale Earnhardt * 1986.
February 14, 1985 |
Bill Elliott and Cale Yarborough occupy the pole positions today at Daytona International Speedway in the two 125-mile qualifying races designed to assign 38 more positions for Sunday's $1.2-million Daytona 500-mile race. Elliott established the speed record for a NASCAR lap when he registered a 205.114 m.p.h. last Saturday. Yarborough, seeking a third straight Daytona 500 win, also broke his track record with a speed of 203.814. Elliott will be on the pole for the first race.
March 3, 2000 |
What: "RaceWarrior," a comic book, created by John A. Powell III When: Every week for 38 weeks, starting this week Where: $2.99 at WalMart and Target stores, 99 cents if purchased with a 7-Up Want to know what NASCAR will be like two decades into the future? Powell and his team of writers and artists do their best to portray America's favorite racing sport futuristically, much the way "Star Wars" showcases interplanetary travel, complete with the sounds of "Skrash! Skrrom! Whap!"