NASCAR Hall of Fame broadcaster Ken Squier passes away
Ken Squier was a pioneering figure in NASCAR, using his iconic voice to tell the stories of the sport’s greats and bring it into the modern age. He co-founded the Motor Racing Network in 1970 and played a crucial role in introducing in-car cameras to the sport. Squier’s voice became synonymous with one of NASCAR’s defining moments, the 1979 Daytona 500, where he famously narrated the brawl between Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison. He retired as a play-by-play announcer in 1997 but remained involved in the sport. Squier was known for his poetic descriptions, coining phrases like “The Great American Race” for the Daytona 500. In 2018, he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Squier’s passing was mourned by the racing community, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. crediting him for shaping the sport’s lasting impact and NASCAR Chairman Jim France highlighting his contribution to the sport’s growth.