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Uncle Joe Benson at work & play at the California Speedway - 11/2002.

Since it's opening in 1997, Joe Benson has been the voice of the California Speedway. In that role, he handles the master of ceremonies duties for race day, as well as doing play-by-play announcing with his old friend Shawn Parr.

November 1-3, 2002: For the 6th consecutive year Uncle Joe announced at The 500 presented by Toyota at the California Speedway in Fontana, but this year it turned into The Fastest 500 Mile Race in History! There were the traditionally wild announcer antics throughout the weekend, and an Uncle Joe Meet & Greet Saturday morning during Chris Taylor's live ARROW 93 broadcast and Sunday before the race began.

(Photos by Bill 'Digital' McDermott)

Skydiving flag.
Gentlemen start your engines!

Opening ceremonies, including
Berlin's Teri Nunn giving
the "Start your engines" command.

Crowd gathering for Joe2.
Crowd gathering for Joe.
Meeting folks.
Joe hanging with the guys.
Joe and the little kid.
Joe hanging with the guys.
Her name is Skifyre.

J.B. meeting folks at the
ARROW 93 booth.

Randy ignoring the boys.
Shawn getting squirrelly.
Adrian Fernandez in the booth.
Shawn and Bruce in booth.

Engineer Randy Fann ignoring the 'talent,'
squirrels in Winner's Square,
driver/owner Adrian Fernandez after being interviewed,
and Shawn Parr and Bruce Flanders in a rare moment of silence.

Christiano playing his guitar.
Christiano and his guitar.

Christiano DaMatta at his
induction into the Walk of Fame.

Musgrave wins for second year in row!

Joe interviewing with NASCAR Craftsman Truck
race winner Ted Musgrave.

hey hey - let's go!
Concert crowd.
Eddie and Anne Duran - Mayor of the Infield.
Joe on stage.

Joe with the crowd gathered for Berlin and The Fixx concert, and
Anne and Eddie Duran (the Mayor of the Infield).

ready to go!
vassar wins!
Top three  trophies.
Joe at Victory Square.

Jimmy Vassar wins
the fastest 500 mile race in history.


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


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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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