Legendary sportscaster Ken Squier passed away on November 15, 2023, at the age of 88. The cause of Ken Squier’s passing was complications arising from an intestinal blockage.
About Ken Squier
Ken Squier’s influence on NASCAR coverage and his innovative contributions to the sport have left an enduring legacy.
Squier, hailing from Waterbury, Vermont, had an illustrious career spanning several decades. From 1979 to 1997, he served as the lap-by-lap commentator for NASCAR on CBS, and later extended his impact as a commentator for TBS from 1983 to 1999. His voice became synonymous with the thrill of NASCAR racing.
A trailblazer in the industry, Squier etched his name in history as the first announcer to provide lap-by-lap commentary for the Daytona 500 in 1979. He not only narrated the races but contributed significantly to the sport’s lexicon by coining the term “The Great American Race” for the iconic Daytona 500.
Squier’s influence extended beyond the commentary booth. In 1982, he played a key role in introducing the Australian-developed in-car camera, revolutionizing the viewer experience and bringing fans closer to the action on the track.
His versatility as a sportscaster was evident as he announced various sports beyond auto racing, including ice skating, golf, and tennis.
Squier showcased his talents not only in the United States but also internationally, covering events in countries such as Australia, Japan, and Europe.
As fans come to terms with the loss of a broadcasting icon, they fondly remember Squier’s contributions to the world of motorsports, his innovative spirit, and his distinctive voice that will forever be associated with the roar of NASCAR engines.