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Chris Economaki (left) interviews Roger Penske. (NSSN Archives Photo)
No celebration of the 85th anniversary of SPEED SPORT would be complete without remembering Chris Economaki.
Chris Economaki was more than a journalist, more than a broadcaster and more than an editor.
He was the best storyteller who ever walked through a dusty pit area, or sat down in an air-conditioned media center. 
Check out this rare collection of photos taken by SPEED SPORT founder Chris Economaki during a USAC event held at Trenton (N.J.) Speedway in September 1968.
Known for more than 50 years as the “Dean of American Motorsports,” the late journalist and broadcaster Chris Economaki has been named the third recipient of the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence.
Chris Economaki, the late dean of American motorsports, will be celebrated June 15 at the International Motor Racing Research Center.
He is still here. There is no doubt that you can feel it as you walk into the Chris Economaki Media Center at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway early in May
Vintage Chris Economaki
The family and friends of Chris Economaki were joined by heavy hitters from the motorsports industry Tuesday morning at the Nativity Church here, paying their final respects to the Dean of American Motorsports Journalism
When word came on Friday, Sept. 28 that Chris Economaki had passed from this world at age 91 it was not a big surprise
Chris Economaki, who began selling single copies of National Speed Sport News at age 14 and eventually became the publication’s editor, a position he held for 60 years, died early this morning at age 91

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