VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Economaki named Squier-Hall Award winner

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Late journalist Chris Economaki, known as the ``Dean of American Motorsports,'' has been named the third recipient of the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR media excellence.

Advertisement
Retired broadcaster Barney Hall made the announcement Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, saying ``I kind of wish he was here to enjoy it with us.''

Economaki, who died last year at age 91, was the editor, publisher and columnist for National Speed Sport News for more than 60 years. He began his broadcasting career with ABC in 1961, and while later working for CBS Sports, he helped make the Daytona 500 one of racing's marquee events.

Economaki will be honored during NASCAR's Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in January.

Other finalists included Russ Catlin, Shav Glick, Tom Higgins, Bob Jenkins, Bob Moore, Benny Phillips and T. Taylor Warren.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
NASCAR finale a respite from exodus
Glory and a fitting end to Junior story
Truex claims EcoBoost 400, Series title
Earnhardt Jr., Kenseth say goodbye
Busch finishes one spot short of title
Close friends Earnhardt, Truex celebrate
Patrick crashes in final NASCAR race
France optimistic about NASCAR
Earnhardt: 'This is gonna be a weird day'
MORE HEADLINES
 
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership