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Auto Racing – 1987 – CBSs Chris Economaki Sets The Stage For 1987 Running Of The Daytona 500

Chris Economaki (October 15, 1920 – September 28, 2012) was an American motor sports commentator, pit road reporter and journalist…..who was given the title “The Dean of American Motorsports Journalism.”……as Microsoft chose Economaki to author the auto racing history portion of its Encarta Encyclopedia. 

At CBS Sports, he covered International Race of Champions (IROC) events, Daytona 500’s (as seen in this video herewith) and Formula One Grand Prix events…..along with contributing to ESPN’s SpeedWeek, and TBS’ Motorweek Illustrated.  Economaki also covered Formula One races on ESPN in 1987 and 1988 alongside British race driver and commentator David Hobbs. 

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