Voice of racing and motorsports icon Ken Squier passed away on November 15, 2023, in Stowe, Vermont. He was aged 88.
In honoring Ken Squier’s memory, the racing community pays tribute to a true legend whose impact on the sport will endure for generations to come.
Ken is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and children.
Ken Squier Net Worth
Squier had a net worth of $7 million at the time of his death.
Who Was Ken Squier?
Ken Squier was an American sportscaster and motorsports editor from Waterbury, Vermont.
From 1979 to 1997, Squier held the distinguished position of lap-by-lap commentator for NASCAR on CBS, captivating audiences with his vivid descriptions and insightful commentary.
Additionally, Squier continued his role as a lap-by-lap commentator for TBS from 1983 to 1999, further solidifying his impact on motorsports broadcasting.
A trailblazer in his field, Squier achieved a historic milestone by becoming the first announcer to provide lap-by-lap commentary for the Daytona 500 in 1979.
His iconic contribution extended to the coining of the term “The Great American Race” for the Daytona 500, forever linking his name with this pinnacle of NASCAR events.
Squier’s influence extended beyond NASCAR. He lent his commentary prowess to CBS Sports’ occasional CART IndyCar broadcasts in the 1990s, showcasing his versatility as a sportscaster.
Additionally, he hosted the 1982 Individual Speedway World Championship alongside Barry Briggs and Dave Despain, demonstrating his global presence in motorsports coverage.
Beyond auto racing, Squier diversified his portfolio, announcing various sports such as ice skating, golf, and tennis.