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Benny Phillips

  • Awarded: 2017
  • Position:Media

Vitals

Hometown

Yadkin County, NC

Born

03/08/1936

Died

01/24/2012

Benny spent 48 years with the High Point Enterprise in North Carolina, serving as sports editor for 32 years.

He also wrote for Stock Car Racing magazine for 27 years and spent 12 years with TBS. Phillips was named the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) Writer of the Year seven times and earned many accolades including the NMPA Joe Littlejohn Award in 1977, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame (IMHOF) Henry T. McLemore Award in 1978, the Buddy Shuman Award in 1986 and the NMPA George Cunningham Award in 1988.