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Uncle Joe Benson at work & play at the NASCAR races at California Speedway - 4/2002.

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.

April 26-28, 2002: For the 6th year Uncle Joe announced the NASCAR Winston Cup NAPA Auto Parts 500 at the California Speedway in Fontana. The Uncle Joe's Nissan 300ZX race car on display all weekend at the ARROW 93 booth, and J.B. joined Chris Taylor for a live Broadcast Saturday. The rest of the weekend was spent catching up with old friends like Sheryl Crow, Al Unser Jr. and Jimmie Johnson (who also won Sunday's race).

(Photos by 'Digital' Bill McDermott.)

Many, many flags
The race begins!
view out the announce booth window.
Shawn on the roof

Let's go Racing!

J.B. & Shawn at front gate
J.B. & Rusty Wallace
Shawn & Rusty Wallace

J.B. and Shawn inducting
Rusty Wallace into the Walk of Fame.

Joe w/Z at Arrow booth
Joe on air w/Chris Taylor

At the ARROW 93 broadcast booth
and on-air with Chris Taylor.

J.B. & Helio Castroneves.
Helio w/Jan & Randy.

2001 Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves talking with Joe,
and hanging with California Speedway
producer Jan Benson and engineer Randy Fann.

J.B. introing Jeff Gordon.
J.B. introing Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Joe introducing Jeff Gordon
and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Sky divers & flags Rachelle & Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow starts the engines

Rachelle Dobin celebrates her 12th birthday by singing the national anthem
and Sheryl Crow gets the engines started.

Joe w/Joan Jett crowd #1
Joan sings

Getting the crowd ready for Joan Jett.

Joe & the Carey brothers
Joe interviews The HAT

Hanging with the Carey brothers, and
checking out the "Hat"!

Jimmie won!
Joe interviews Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson wins his first Winston Cup race!


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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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