NASCAR Hall Of Fame Introduces Squier-Hall Media Award
May 29, 2012 at 4:25 AM (PT)
The NASCAR HALL OF FAME has announced the creation of the SQUIER-HALL Award for NASCAR Media Excellence to honor media coverage of the sport.
The award's namesakes, KEN SQUIER, longtime CBS, TBS, and SPEED racing announcer who started at MOTOR RACING NETWORK, and BARNEY HALL, MRN announcer since the radio network's 1970 inception, will be the initial honorees for the award, which will be included as part of the NASCAR HALL OF FAME ceremonies starting next FEBRUARY 8th. After SQUIER and HALL are inducted, subsequent honorees will be selected by a voting panel after a nominating panel selects five candidates each hear.
"Media have played an important role in the growth and popularity of NASCAR over the years by telling the stories of legendary drivers, championship moments and week-to-week action to millions of fans across the world," said NASCAR Chairman/CEO BRIAN FRANCE. "The voices of KEN SQUIER and BARNEY HALL are an indelible part of our sport's history and we couldn't be more pleased to recognize their long and outstanding careers."