Statement from Richmond International Raceway president Doug Fritz, regarding former NASCAR champion Benny Parsons, who passed away earlier today.
"Benny Parsons was approachable, friendly and was one of the best personalities this sport has ever known. He was universally liked by the fans, the drivers, the media and the promoters. To me, that means more than the success he had on the race track as a champion and the increase in popularity he gained by working in TV and radio. 'Good guy' clearly defines Benny Parsons. I will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends."
Parsons won two races in NASCAR's top series- then known as the NASCAR Winston Cup Series- at Richmond International Raceway.