UPDATE 2: Statement from Jim France on the Passing of Ken Squier
“Though he never sat behind the wheel of a stock car, Ken Squier contributed to the growth of NASCAR as much as any competitor. Ken was a superb storyteller and his unmistakable voice is the soundtrack to many of NASCAR’s greatest moments. His calls on TV and radio brought fans closer to the sport, and for that he was a fan favorite. Ken knew no strangers, and he will be missed by all. On behalf of the France family and all of NASCAR, I offer my condolences to the family and friends of Ken Squier.” – Jim France, NASCAR Chairman and CEO
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UPDATE: SiriusXM Radio’s Dave Moody reports that Ken Squier passed away Wednesday evening surrounded by family.
He was 88 years old.
No arrangements have been announced.
It’s over. Ken earned his wings last night at 8:20 PM ET, surrounded by his incredible, loving family. I grieve for the loss of my dear friend and lifelong mentor, but rejoice in the fact that his pain and struggle are over. Thanks everyone for all the prayers and good wishes. pic.twitter.com/rvohmUPaQV
— Dave Moody (@DGodfatherMoody) November 16, 2023
ORIGINAL POST: NASCAR Hall of Fame member Ken Squier has entered hospice care following numerous health challenges over the past few years.
From Ashley Jane Squier
“An update on our passionate and vibrant father, Ken Squier. Dad is now in hospice care, resting peacefully and surrounded by the love of friends, family, and his dog. Tomorrow we hope to move him from the hospital to his home nestled in “his” mountains of central Vermont. After such big and bold adventures, it seems inconceivable that one tiny intestinal blockage could fell him, but such is life. Our family is deeply grateful for so many of you who are praying for peace for Dad and comfort for us.”
Mixed emotions after spending￼ an amazing day at the New England Racing Museum honoring my friend, mentor and former boss Ken Squier. Shared some great stories with co-honorees Mike Joy, Dr. Dick Berggren, Jack Arute￼ and emcee Alan Bestwick￼… pic.twitter.com/8GxxZYmVKU
— Dave Moody (@DGodfatherMoody) November 13, 2023