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Economaki named recipient of Squier-Hall Award

Updated: July 6, 2013, 3:36 PM ET
Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- 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.

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 ...

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