Benny was the first ever Nascar driver to die of lung cancer.
In Benny's four races in the 1960s, he finished in the top 10 three times.
Benny only raced four races in the 1960s.
Benny used to play football at Millers Creek High School.
Benny's common nicknames are BP and The Professor.
Parsons was working at gas stations and drove cabs before his racing career took off.
Benny recieved an ESPN Emmy in 1996.
Benny smoked his whole life, he stopped in 1978, though.
Benny is considered the first modern-era champion.
Benny's last win was at the 1984 Coca-Cola 600 at Atlanta.
Benny's last win was at the 1984 Coca-Cola 500 at Atlanta.
Benny's first win was at the 1971 Halifax Country 100 at South Boston.
Parsons's last race was 1988 Atlanta Journal 500 at Atlanta.
Parsons died in Carolina's Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In 1987, Parsons took over for Tim Richard who was diagnosed with AIDS.
Benny raced for Junie Donlavey in his final season in 1998.
Benny became a broadcaster for NBC and TNT in 2001.
Benny retired from racing in 1988.
Benny won the Nascar Winston Cup Championship in 1973.
Benny was named as one of Nascar's 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998.