By AMANDA VINCENT
In the week leading up to the Feb. 21 running of the Daytona 500, NASCAR race cars are donning decals honoring the late Barney Hall at Daytona (Fla.) International Raceway. Hall, a longtime announcer with Motor Racing Network, passed away in January at the age of 83.
“Barney meant a lot to the sport,” MRN President and Executive Producer David Hyatt said. “To see all the drivers that voluntarily put that sticker on the car in his memory is a testament to what he meant to the sport. When you hear all the stories, the deals he brokered and people he mentored, it comes through with the demand to honor him with this decal on the car. We’re pleased to work with NASCAR and make it available.
Hall started with the Daytona 500 Network, a forerunner of MRN. He was with MRN from the start until 2014. He started with the syndicated network as a turn announcer and became a fixture in the broadcast booth in the 1970s.
On most cars, the decals will be located on B and C-posts.
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