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  • Writer's pictureThomas Ryan

The L.G. DeWitt & Benny Parsons 1973 NASCAR Championship Short Film (VIDEO)

Updated: Dec 24, 2023

In claiming what would be the only Cup Series championship of his career, Benny Parsons (Class of 2016) won just a single race, the July 7th Volunteer 500 at Bristol International Speedway (now Bristol Motor Speedway). And an impressive victory it was, as Parsons finished a whopping 7 laps ahead of second-place finisher L. D. Ottinger. Further back in the field, Parsons came home 53 laps ahead of 10th-place Henley Gray. For the season, staying on track was a key to Parsons’s success, as he was running at the finish of 21 races and completed more miles than any other driver in the series. Benny Parsons’ 1973 championship trophy is on display in the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Heritage Speedway.

Watch the video here:


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