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Chris Economaki dies at 91; pioneering motor sports journalist
Chris Economaki dies at 91; pioneering motor sports journalist

Chris Economaki, a journalist long regarded as the authoritative voice in motor sports, died Friday. He was 91. National Speed Sport News, which Economaki edited and published for more than 60 years, announced his death but gave no details. Economaki, who was often called the "dean of American motor sports journalism," worked in television for more than 30 years with stints at ABC, CBS and ESPN. He was part of ABC's first telecast from Daytona International Speedway in 1961, then became a pit reporter and commentator for the network's "Wide World of Sports" until 1983. After moving to CBS in 1984, he called races for that network until 1993. He also...

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