FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Benny Parsons NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Quote Board
May 25, 2016 – North Wilkesboro, NC
EDITORS NOTE: Please find the attached quotes from Terri Parsons and those who worked with Benny over his racing and broadcast career.
NORTH WILKESBORO, NC –
“This is the biggest honor of Benny’s life. It summarizes everything he has ever worked towards. Every job he has ever had be it as a race car driver in all divisions, host of a NASCAR radio shows, NASCAR Color commentator for TV networks each were just as important to him as the next. He lived his life for NASCAR fans and helping to make the sport of auto racing a better sport for them to enjoy. I know he is smiling his big smiletonight saying “Unbelievable”!” – Terri Parsons
“Somewhere the ever-humble BP is saying ‘so many people deserve this’, but I know he’s also smiling knowing he earned this honor. Benny won the big races, won the championship, and every single day a BP story comes up and brings me a smile. I’m so thrilled he’s been elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame”. – Allen Bestwick
“Benny Parsons exemplified the true meaning of a NASCAR Champion both on and off the track. His kind and easy demeanor won him fans all over the country, especially me. I raced door to door with that man so I know first-hand what a true racer he was. Then I learned so much from watching and listening to Benny when he moved to the TV booth that it made an easier transition for me when I followed in his footsteps. This is the ultimate NASCAR honor and my friend Benny Parsons is truly deserving of it.” – Darrell Waltrip Three-Time NASCAR Cup Series Champion and 2012 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee
“Benny Parsons was a true Champion of our sport, on and off the track, and a perfect addition to the Hall of Fame. He was an all-around amazing person, he loved this sport and all the people in it. He was always the happiest person, his charisma was like no one else’s and he loved walking around the garage area and talking to everyone. It’s that willingness and openness to talk to everyone that got me where I am today. In my opinion he was one of the best broadcasters for the sport. I was always entertained by listening to him, he did a fantastic job articulating and telling a story. I also have so many great memories of Benny away from the track, I was privileged to be able and call him my friend.” – Greg Biffle Driver No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fusion
About Benny Parsons: Active Years: 1963 – 1988
First Race: Mt. Clemens Speedway(Mt. Clemens, MI 1963)
1973 NASCAR Premier Series Champion (1 Win, 15 Top-5’s, 21 Top-10’s and leading 374 laps en route to championship)
Starts: 526 (First start – August 9, 1964 – Ashville-Weaverville Speedway Finishing 21st, Final Start November 20, 1988 – Atlanta Motor Speedway Finishing 34th)
Wins: 21 (First Win – May 9, 1971 – South Boston Speedway, Final Win – March 18, 1984 – Atlanta Motor Speedway)
Poles – 20 (First Pole – November 22, 1970 – Langley Speedway, Final Pole – August 17, 1986 – Michigan International Speedway)
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!