EDSEL B. FORD II, Board Member, Ford Motor Company

"Everyone involved in the Ford Racing program is saddened at Benny's passing. Besides being a talented driver, he was someone who was always very approachable and was quick with a smile and a great story. Benny entertained millions of race fans in his television career, and his witty wisdom and insight helped grow the sport to the level it is today. We at Ford, and the sport of auto racing, lost a true friend today."

-credit: ford racing