Bill France Jr., who served as head of NASCAR from 1972 to 2003, will be inducted into the Sport Video Group’s Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 at 7 p.m. ET at the New York Hilton Hotel. In addition to Bill Jr., this year’s class includes legendary broadcaster Jack Buck; former NBC executive Dick Ebersol; NEP Supershooter’s Deb Honkus and George Hoover; IMG founder Mark McCormack; NFL Films great Steve Sabol; and visionary audio mixer Ron Scalise, a lynchpin at ESPN.
Elected by a group of 80 past and present industry leaders, the 2011 class will be the fifth in SVG’s Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame and will join such luminaries as Roone Arledge, John Madden, Don Ohlmeyer, Pete Rozelle, Vin Scully, Charlie Steinberg, George Wensel, and more than 30 other industry legends.
NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France will accept the Sport Video Group’s Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame induction on behalf of his father Bill France Jr.
- NASCAR Media Release