Bob Jenkins Named Recipient of the 2021 Squier-Hall Award

Legendary motorsports broadcaster Bob Jenkins, who passed away in August after battling brain cancer, has been named recipient of the 2021 Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence.

Jenkins will be honored at the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony on January 21 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He will also be featured in an exhibit in the Hall of Fame.

“Bob Jenkins’ voice is synonymous with the many great NASCAR moments he cited over two decades,” NASCAR chairman and CEO Jim France said in a release. “The broadcast team of Jenkins, Ned Jarrett and Benny Parsons is one of the most memorable in NASCAR history.

“It’s fitting to see Bob honored in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.”

In addition to serving as the chief NASCAR announcer for ESPN and ABC Sports from 1981-2000, Jenkins was a longtime voice of IndyCar and the Indianapolis 500 on both radio and television during his career. He was the voice of NBCSN’s 2009-2012 IndyCar coverage.

Jenkins is the 10th recipient of the Squier-Hall Award, created in 2012, and named after fellow broadcasters Ken Squier and Barney Hall.

He was one of eight nominees voted on by a panel of NASCAR and NASCAR Hall of Fame executives, journalists, public relations representatives and former drivers.

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