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Uncle Joe Benson at work & play at the California Speedway NASCAR race - February 2007.

Since its opening in 1997, Joe Benson has been the voice of the California Speedway. In that role, he handles various master of ceremonies duties, as well as play-by-play announcing.

February 23 - 25, 2007: J.B. officially began the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Automobile Club 500 at the California Speedway with his traditional Friday afternoon KLOS broadcast from the big stage in the Opportunity California Fan Zone. This time he featured interviews with Southern California drivers Kevin Harvick (the 2007 Daytona 500 winner) and Casey Mears as well as the legendary Mark Martin. Then Unc spent the weekend talking with thousands of race fans and serving as the Fan Zone's Master of Ceremonies Saturday (featuring The Cult in concert) and Sunday (featuring The Kevin Costner Band in concert). Then it was time to race!

(Photos by Jim Sleeper, Jan Benson & Randy Fann.)

Auto Club 500/Fan Zone signage.
Real wide shot of Fan Zone stage.
J.B. on-air.

On the air from the big stage at the 2007
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Auto Club 500!

Joe interviewing Mark Martin.
Unc interviewing Kevin Harvick.

During his KLOS broadcast, J.B. featured interviews
with the legendary Mark Martin, Southern California's
Kevin Harvick (the Daytona 500 winner)
and Casey Mears (not pictured).

Meeting fans in pit lane.
Fans on-air with J.B.
Telling tales.

On the air/talking with fans.

He's digging it.
Saying hi.
She's amazed.
Telling stories.
Photo op!

It's a Saturday Meet & Greet with the KLOS Cool Patrol!

Waiting for The Cult.
Kurt Busch w/Miller girls.
Unc intros The Cult.
Unc & Kurt Busch.

The Miller Lite girls joined former
NASCAR Cup Champion Kurt Busch to help
J.B. introduce The Cult Saturday night.

J.B. introducing Kevin Costner.
Kevin Costner on stage.
The Kevin Costner Band.
Wide shot of Costner crowd.
Wide shot of Costner crowd.

Kevin Costner and his band drew a huge crowd on Sunday.

Harvick fans.
Photo op!
Signing her shirt.

Sunday! Sunday!


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Alex Xydias Center

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Home Depot - Orange

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'11 Long Beach
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Pep Boys
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Monster Trucks!

Larry's Pick-Up Truck

'11 Grand National
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Ozzy Osbourne

'10 NHRA Finals

in Torrance

Pepsi 400

La Mirada
Home Depot

'10 L.A. Fair
Bad Company

John Bonham

Steve Miller
Kids Rock Free

'10 L.A. Fair
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& C.C.R.

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'10 Blood Drive

in Walnut

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'10 NHRA

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Pepsi 500

Carl Edwards

'08 Jethro Tull

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