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Only on AP: Son reflects on BP's Hall of Fame NASCAR career

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Benny Parsons made it to the NASCAR Hall of Fame because of his victories on the track and his work as a broadcaster after he retired. He is there also because of one other factor - the kindness of his competitors.

Don't misunderstand, he wasn't voted in simply because people liked my father. During his 19-year driving career, the man most everyone called "BP" won 21 races, including the 1975 Daytona 500, and the 1973 NASCAR championship. In fact, he was the only Hall of Fame-eligible driver who had accomplished those two feats who had yet to be selected.

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As of: Jan. 22
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Jimmie Johnson5040-
2Joey Logano5037-
3Kyle Busch5035-
4Carl Edwards5007-
5Matt Kenseth2330-
6Denny Hamlin2320-
7Kurt Busch2296-
8Kevin Harvick2289-
9Kyle Larson2288-
10Chase Elliott2285-
11Martin Truex Jr.2271-
12Brad Keselowski2267-