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Benny Parsons, a former taxi driver turned NASCAR champion, died Tuesday from complications stemming from his short battle with lung cancer, his son Keith said. He was 65. Parsons, the 1973 NASCAR champion, died in Charlotte, N.C., where he had been hospitalized since Dec. 26. A member of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers, Parsons retired from racing in 1988 and moved into the broadcasting booth. He spent the past six years as a commentator on NBC and TNT, and continued to call races from...
David Poole, an Observer reporter who became one of country’s leading authorities on NASCAR, died of a heart attack this afternoon. He was 50. Poole had just returned from last week’s race at Talledega. He was at his Stanfield home when the heart attack occurred. His daughter called 911. Emergency crews rushed him to the hospital in Stanly County, where he was pronounced dead. Poole, a Gastonia native, became the Observer’s NASCAR writer 13 years ago. He hosted "The Morning Drive" show...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Bobby Hamilton, the longtime NASCAR driver who won the 2001 Talladega 500 and was the 2004 Craftsman Truck Series champion, died Sunday. He was 49. He died of cancer and was at home with his family, said Liz Allison, a family friend who co-hosted a radio show with Hamilton. Hamilton was found to have cancer in the head and neck in February. A malignant growth was found when swelling from dental surgery did not go down. He raced in the season's first...
Dale Earnhardt Obituary (AP News)

Dale Earnhardt , 49, a native of Kannapolis,...

Dan Wheldon Obituary (AP News)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dan Wheldon, who moved to the...

Eric Medlen Obituary (ModestoBee)

Oakdale native Eric Medlen died Friday from...

Dick Trickle Obituary (AP News)

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Mark Martin received a piece...

Carroll Shelby Obituary (AP News)

DALLAS (AP) - Carroll Shelby, the legendary car...

Kevin Grubb Obituary (AP News)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia police are...

Jeff Byrd Obituary (AP News)

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Jeff Byrd, the longtime...

Bill France Obituary (AP News)

Bill France Jr., who transformed NASCAR from a...

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