Iconic racing journalist Chris Economaki passed away early Friday morning. Economaki, known as the "Dean of American Motorsports Journalism," was 91.
At the age of 14, Economaki began selling single copies of National Speed Sport News and eventually became the publication's editor, a position he held for 60 years.
Economaki is also known for his work in television broadcasting with ABC's Wide World of Sports, CBS Sports and ESPN.
Said Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III:
“I am saddened by the news of the passing of Chris Economaki. Chris was a pioneer in motorsports journalism. Through his tireless work on National Speed Sport News to his powerful voice on radio and television broadcasts, he made significant contributions to the growth of the sport. His passion for motorsports will be sorely missed. Daytona International Speedway extends its deepest condolences to the family of Chris Economaki.”
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