Friday, September 28, 2012

"Dean of American Motorsports" Chris Economaki dies

   Chris Economaki, known as the "Dean of American Motorsports," died early Friday morning. He was 91.

   Economaki began selling single copies of National Speed Sport News at age 14 and eventually became the publication’s editor - a position he held for 60 years.

   Economaki next turned his attention and energies to broadcasting, covering several Indianapolis 500s, Daytona 500s, Formula 1 Grand Prixes and other motorsports events for “ABC Wide World of Sports” in the ’60s. Two decades later, he moved on to CBS Sports and later contributed to ESPN and TBS motorsports programming.

   Funeral arragements are incomplete.

   For more information, read Economaki's obituary at National Speed Sport News here.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing character and champion of motorsports. A connosieur of living with a vast knowledge of fine wines and dining, among other things. Was always a treat to listen to his stories. My prayers and condolences to Corinne.