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#1 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 13:13

http://www.nationals...dies-at-age-91/

"How was it out there?" is still the best and only question to ask a racing driver.

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#2 hotstickyslick

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 14:11

Broadcasting legend

#3 911

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 14:12

http://www.nationals...dies-at-age-91/

"How was it out there?" is still the best and only question to ask a racing driver.


Although I didn't always agree with his comments, I did respect him as a sports journalist/tv person. RIP, Chris.

#4 gm914

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 14:26

Sad news. RIP Chris Economaki.

#5 whitewaterMkII

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 14:36

Really, the broadcaster that brought racing to the masses.
A real pioneer, who IMO has not been matched.
RIP

#6 cpbell

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 14:58

RIP.

#7 Risil

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 15:08

Echo the comments above and elsewhere on this board. Even if you only know of him through Youtube videos of old Indycar and NASCAR races, you can appreciate what a tremendous impact he had in race broadcasting, and American racing as a whole. RIP.

Edited by Risil, 28 September 2012 - 19:46.


#8 Tardis40

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 15:13

Remember him most in the pits at Indy with Jackie Stewart trying to shout over the noise of the engines.


#9 Pikachu Racing

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 15:32

A legend lost. RIP

#10 jonpollak

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 16:18

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His autobiography is required reading for all race fans


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I think this and a few other items in the news today warrants an avatar change..

Jp




#11 DrProzac

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 16:44

RIP.

#12 Sakae

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 17:26

I have watched him from close proximity once; an interesting man and very much kind of broadcasters I do like.
It was my pleasure and privilege.
R.I.P., Chris.


#13 aditya-now

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 20:05

http://www.nationals...dies-at-age-91/

"How was it out there?" is still the best and only question to ask a racing driver.



:up:

R.I.P. Chris, one of the few true classic broadcasters of motorsport!

#14 JacnGille

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 00:56

Sad news.


#15 jonpollak

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:09

http://auto-racing.s...ring-economaki/
Robin Miller remembers...
Jp

Edited by jonpollak, 29 September 2012 - 01:10.


#16 PoleMan

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:07

Very sad, indeed. A true broadcasting legend, now silenced.

#17 vespabear

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 20:46

The voice of the birth of my auto racing fandom.

#18 Craven Morehead

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 00:37

RIP.

Nice Job making it till 91, may we all get that far. :up:

#19 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:27

I have fond memories of Chris on the 'Wide World of Sports' covering all sorts of racing, pretty much the only source of racing coverage back in those days. He didn't mind at all getting his hands dirty and would be right there in the pits crawling over fuel tanks and tires to get to the drivers for a quick comment on the action.

RIP

Edited by halifaxf1fan, 30 September 2012 - 01:28.