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Uncle Joe Benson at the Auto Club Speedway NASCAR races, March 2011.

March 25 - 27, 2011: You know J.B. was working non-stop at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 400, just like he's done at every race since the Auto Club Speedway opened in 1997! In addition to hosting the Fan Zone's big stage and broadcasting his Friday afternoon KLOS program from the NASCAR garages, he did a number of high profile driver interviews (including Joey Logano, 4-time Champ Jeff Gordon and 5-time Champ Jimmie Johnson) and called both the NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Sprint Cup races from the announcers' booth.

(Photos by Jim Sleeper, Jan Benson, Michael Bloom, Doug Sturgis & Randy Fann.)

Wideshot of the Clint Doubledecker bus.
Unc interviewing Clint Bowyer.

Race weekend started out with a Thursday morning trip through Hollywood with NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer on a Doubledecker bus. Check out Unc's interview with Clint!

Joe on the air.

Broadcasting the KLOS afternoon show from the garage area on a chilly Friday.

Jimmie Johnson making a point.
Unc laughing w/Jimmie Johnson.
Jimmie crackin''em up.

Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson joined J.B. for their annual fundraiser Q&A for the Jimmie Johnson Foundation.

Jeff Gordon & Joe discuss focusing.
Unc laughing w/Jeff Gordon.

Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jeff Gordon had a blast with Unc on the DiscoverIE Fan Zone big stage.

Joe Balava, Joey Logano & Uncle Joe.
Joe & Joey
Cracking 'em up!

Having fun at the special "National Joe Day" Joey Logano Q&A, Joe Benson also welcomed NASCAR Nationwide Director Joe Balash — and everyone in attendance later had a Cup O' Joe!

Where's her hand?
Unc explaining it to the kid.
Two hat club dudes cracking each other up.
Hello my dear.
Surprise surprise!

Having fun with folks at the KLOS Cool Patrol booth.

Brother Sal on the big stage.
The Pawn Shop Kings on stage.
Hanging w/the Groove Session

Considered to be the best Saturday DiscoverIE Fan Zone line-up ever, Brother Sal, The Pawn Shop Kings and the Groove Session brought excellence in three different styles to the party.

Unc warming up the crowd for Good Charlotte.
Wide shot of Good Charlotte on stage.

Unc warming up the Sunday morning pre-race crowd for Good Charlotte.

Right race crowd shot.
Left race crowd shot.

And the Auto Club 400 is on!

Fann, Benson & Mueller.

Having excelled through another race weekend, Randy Fann, J.B. and Jim Mueller were ready to celebrate as all announcers do.


2011 NASCAR Auto Club 400

2010 NASCAR Pepsi Max 400

2010 NASCAR Auto Club 500

2009 NASCAR Pepsi 500

2009 NASCAR Auto Club 500

2008 NASCAR Pepsi 500

2008 NASCAR Auto Club 500

2007 NASCAR Sharp Aquos 500

2007 NASCAR Auto Club 500

2006 NASCAR Sony HD 500

2006 NASCAR Auto Club 500

2005 AMA Superbikes

2005 NASCAR Auto Club 500

2004 GrandAm

2004 IRL Toyota 400

2004 NASCAR Pop Secret 500

2004 NASCAR Auto Club 500

2004 AMA Superbikes

2004 CalClub Regional

2003 IRL 400

2003 GrandAm

2003 NASCAR 500

2003 AMA Superbikes

2002 CART 500

2002 NASCAR 500

2002 IRL 400

2002 AMA Superbikes

2001 CART 500

2001 NASCAR 500

2000 CART 500

2000 NASCAR 500

1999 CART 500

Uncle Joe's
Nissan 600ZX

Uncle Joe's
Super Gas

On The Road

'12 Grand National Roadster Show

'11 Home Depot - Monrovia

'11 O.C. Fair

'11 O.C. Fair
Pat Benatar

'11 Blood

'11 O.C. Fair
Paul Rodgers

'11 O.C. Fair
Steve Miller &
Duff Goldman

'11 O.C. Barrett-Jackson

'11 Ridemakerz

Alex Xydias Center

'11 Jethro Tull

Home Depot - Orange

Performance Bicycle

BBQ @Shannon's

Home Depot - Marina Del Rey

'11 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 400

Pep Boys
Speed Shop

'11 NHRA

Monster Trucks!

Larry's Pick-Up Truck

'11 Grand National
Roadster Show

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
Monster Trucks
& C.C.R.

Axes & Axles
Hot Rod Show

BBQ @Kevin's


'10 O.C. Fair
Styx/ZZ Top

'10 Blood Drive

in Walnut

Steve Miller/
Greek Theatre

5th of July

Rush's Star

Fathers Day

'10 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 500

'10 NHRA

'10 Grand National
Roadster Show


'09 NHRA Finals

Steve Miller/

Pepsi 500

'09 L.A. Fair
Lynyrd Skynyrd

Abbey Road

'09 Blood Drive

'09 Kentucky Derby

'09 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 500

'09 NHRA

'09 Grand National
Roadster Show

'08 NHRA Finals

Pepsi 500

Carl Edwards

'08 Jethro Tull

All-Star Party

'08 Long Beach
Grand Prix

'08 Super Chevy

'08 Goodguys
Costa Mesa

Auto Club 500

'08 NHRA

'08 Grand Nat.
Roadster Show

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