Remembering Ken Squier: Moody

Updated: Nov. 16, 2023 at 9:38 PM EST
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“I went there for the first time when I was six years old, and I didn’t really want to do anything else any different after that,” said Dave Moody, a NASCAR radio voice who got his start at the Nation’s Site of Excitement. “I really got to know Ken when he got busy with CBS in the late 1970s and needed somebody to replace him on the PA microphone. And for some strange reason that I’m still not sure of, he picked me. Very interesting guy away from the microphone, he loved a good joke, didn’t necessarily have to be the cleanest joke in the world. When the races were over at Thunder Road, he loved sitting on the tailgate of whoever’s pickup truck happened to be available and had a cooler full of cold beer on it. He was never the first one to leave, he was often the last one to leave. He really just enjoyed the camaraderie of the sport. He loved the people as much as the game, and I think that’s a big part of what made him special.”