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Bob Jenkins named 2021 Squier-Corridor Award recipient
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Longtime NASCAR broadcaster Bob Jenkins has been named the winner of the 2021 Squier-Corridor Award for NASCAR Media Excellence. He’s the tenth recipient of the celebrated award named after Ken Squier and Barney Corridor.
Jenkins served because the lead lap-by-lap announcer for NASCAR broadcasts on ESPN and ABC from 1981-2000. He handed away in August at age 73 after a battle with mind most cancers.
“The voice of Bob Jenkins is synonymous with the various nice NASCAR moments he known as over twenty years,” stated NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France. “The published crew of Jenkins, Ned Jarrett and Benny Parsons is without doubt one of the most memorable in NASCAR historical past, it’s becoming to see Bob honored within the NASCAR Corridor of Fame.”
Jenkins can be honored throughout NASCAR Corridor of Fame Induction Ceremony festivities on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 and featured in an exhibit within the NASCAR Corridor of Fame. Tickets and extra data on the weekend’s occasions can be found at www.nascarhall.com.
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Jenkins was an authentic at ESPN, becoming a member of the community in 1979. Along with saying greater than 400 NASCAR races, he spent 15 years as host of ESPN SpeedWeek, from 1983-1997.
Past his NASCAR work, Jenkins lent his iconic voice to numerous different types of motorsports. The Indiana native had a particular bond with Indianapolis Motor Speedway, serving a number of completely different roles over 4 many years together with TV announcer, radio announcer and switch reporter, and public deal with announcer.
Jenkins gained the American Motorsports Media Award of Excellence (then generally known as the Henry T. McLemore Award) in 2001 and the Bob Russo Founders Award in 2008.
He was one in every of eight nominees voted upon by a panel of NASCAR and NASCAR Corridor of Fame executives, journalists, public relations representatives and former drivers. The Squier-Corridor Award was created in 2012 to honor the contributions of media to the success of the game. Chris Economaki, Tom Higgins, Steve Byrnes, Benny Phillips, Norma “Dusty” Brandel, Steve Waid and Dick Berggren even have gained the award.
The opposite seven nominees for the 2021 award had been:
Russ Catlin, one of many best-known early racing writers and historians; editor of Velocity Age Journal.
George Cunningham, long-time beat author for The Charlotte Observer, Atlanta Structure and NASCAR Scene; is the namesake for the annual NMPA award for Excellence in Writing.
Shav Glick, coated motorsports for the Los Angeles Occasions for 37 years bringing NASCAR protection to the West Coast.
Mike Harris, spent 30 years because the lead motorsports author for the Related Press.
Bob Moore, spent greater than 20 years as a NASCAR beat author together with stints with the Daytona Seaside Information-Journal and The Charlotte Observer.
Taylor Warren, greatest recognized for his three-wide picture of the 1959 Daytona 500 end, he coated each Daytona 500 till his dying in 2008.
Deb Williams, the primary lady to obtain the American Motorsports Media Award of Excellence.