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Benny Parsons

Age: 65

auto racer who in 1998 was named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers. He won the 1973 NASCAR championship and the 1975 Daytona 500. Parsons called races for ESPN for more than 20 years.

Died: Charlotte, N.C., Jan. 16, 2007

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2007 Deaths

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