Benny Parsons medical update 2007-01-05

Benny Parsons Hospitalized at Carolinas Medical Center CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 5, 2007) - 1973 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup champion Benny Parsons is currently hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit of the Carolinas Medial Center in Charlotte. Parsons, who...

Benny Parsons Hospitalized at Carolinas Medical Center

CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 5, 2007) - 1973 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup champion Benny Parsons is currently hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit of the Carolinas Medial Center in Charlotte.

Parsons, who became a popular television and radio personality after retiring from driving in 1988, entered the hospital Dec. 26 as the result of complications stemming from his battle with lung cancer.

The cancer was diagnosed earlier this year and was recently reported to be in full remission.

Parsons' family has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from fans and the NASCAR community and they encourage everyone to keep Benny in their thoughts and prayers. Parsons is not allowed visitors at this time, but fans and associates can continue to send him messages at bp@goprn.com.

-credit: lms

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