Benny Phillips is best-known as a journalist for his work covering NASCAR, winning a host of awards, including National Motorsports Press Association Writer of the Year seven times. Phillips wrote a monthly racing magazine column for 27 years and was an on-camera commentator for 12 years. In 1986, Phillips was awarded the Buddy Shuman Memorial Award for outstanding contributions and loyalty to NASCAR. Phillips also received the Henry T. McLemore Motor Sports Press Award for excellence in journalism. Phillips, a graduate of High Point College, worked 48 years for the High Point Enterprise, including 32 as Sports Editor. Phillips worked for ESPN and TBS for over 12 years. Phillips has written four books, including the Dale Earnhardt biography “Determined”.