Hobbyist Forums banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
675 Posts
Well at 91, he had a good run eh?

Chris was a fixture to anyone who watched American motor racing thru the 70s. I tend to think of him as part of the Ken Squier / Jackie Stewart era of NASCAR coverage, although he went on a lot longer than Sir Jackie did.

My image of him is still in his Wide World of Sports blazer, and those big-ass ear covers, leaning over a running stock car to interview a seated driver.

Whenever I hear the term "pit road reporter", I think of that guy.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
442 Posts
Chris cut an even larger swath through the print news world and will be missed by many.

He was a true american success story, starting as a poor kid selling race programs, eventually building a respected national publication. A legend in motorsports for sure. RIP
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top