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My Top Five Daytona 500s: No. 3: 1979

It was 1979. It was Sunday Feb. 18, 1979 and CBS viewers had watch Kurt Russell play Elvis the week before. This Sunday was another premier. It was live stock car racing for the first time, nationally televised. People all around America were able to watch what was the 19th annual Daytona 500. CBS went and recruited the voice for CBS NASCAR races forever. Ken Squier, former PA announcer for the Daytona International Speedway, was called on to bring the CBS viewers some of the world's best racing. His perfect pronunciation, and northern voice, made the viewers from the north feel apart of it, in a sport that was mostly southern. Squier was an outstanding hire. Popular, second-generation driver, Buddy Baker was on the pole piloting his No. 28...

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