NAS­CAR broad­caster Bar­ney Hall dies

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES -

Bar­ney Hall, whose folksy de­liv­ery brought NAS­CAR rac­ing to life for ra­dio lis­ten­ers across the coun­try for more than five decades, died late Tues­day. He was 83.

NAS­CAR of­fi­cials con­firmed Hall's death early Wed­nes­day, with chair­man and CEO Brian France say­ing “the en­tire NAS­CAR fam­ily ex­tends its con­do­lences to the fam­ily, friends and fans of Bar­ney Hall, a NAS­CAR broad­cast­ing gi­ant for more than 50 years.”

Hall called his first Day­tona 500 in 1960 and missed “The Great Amer­i­can Race” just four times in 57 years.

A na­tive of Elkin, North Carolina, Hall was one of the orig­i­nal mem­bers of the Mo­tor Rac­ing Net­work staff and widely known as the “Voice of MRN.” He was in­ducted into the Na­tional Mo­tor­sports Hall of Fame in 2007.

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