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Uncle Joe Benson at work & play at the NASCAR races at California Speedway - 4/2001.

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.

April 27-29, 2001: Uncle Joe closed out the monster racing month of April at California Speedway in Fontana. Racing fans got a chance to hear Joe provide "on-track" announcing and color commentary during the NASCAR Winston West Series Pontiac WideTrack Grand Prix 200, the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division Auto Club 300 and the NASCAR Winston Cup NAPA Auto Parts 500. Things started early Thursday evening with NASCAR After Dark, which included music from the ARROW 93 Classic Rockers and the Racing Midway open for business. The night ended with an auction to wave the green flag for one of the races! Uncle Joe's 300ZX race car was on display all weekend at the ARROW 93 booth. Saturday evening J.B. brought on the musical performance of Blue Oyster Cult, but not before the crowd started chanting Uncle Joe, Uncle Joe! With attendance Sunday this year in excess of 130,000, the NASCAR Winston Cup NAPA Auto Parts 500 was clearly the largest sporting event in western United States.

(Photos by 'Digital' Bill McDermott.)

Joe on stage.
Joe calling start
Joe in pit lane.
Gordon takes the lead at the restart.

Uncle Joe preaching to the infield and calling from the pit lane.
130,000+ on race day - the biggest sporting event in the West!

talking w/Rusty

Interviewing the winner.

Joe & Shawn Opening Ceremonies
Joe & Shawn Calling the Start
Jan #1
Jan #2

Sharp dressers J.B. and Shawn Parr
and producer Jan Benson
(well someone has to tell them what to do!).

Joe & Johnny Benson
Dale Jarrett & Bobby LBonte
Jeff Gordon
Stephen Stills

Bringing Johnny Benson, Dale Jarrett
and Jeff Gordon out on stage,
then Stephen Stills sings the National Anthem.

Z car @ARROW booth
ARROW banner in the air

ARROW 93 right in the midst of it all.

Good morning!
Sign what?
Is that Jeff Gordon?
Signing girly things!

Hanging out.

Joe w/mayor.
The Wedding.

The Mayor of the Infield and the newly wed Kapps.

NAPA bridge

Which way to get out?


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'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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