Ken Squier (born April 10, 1935 in Waterbury Vermont) is a legend in sports broadcast journalism. From 1979-1997, he was the lap-by-lap commentator for 'NASCAR on CBS' from 1979 until 1997 and a lap-by-lap commentator for TBS until 2000. Squier was the first announcer to give lap-by-lap commentary on the Daytona 500 in 1979. He coined the term "The Great American Race" for the Daytona 500, and developed the in-car camera for the 1982 Daytona 500.
Squier also co-founded MRN (the Motor Racing Network) in 1969. He announced races on the network for several years before moving to television in the later 1970s. Squier had announced every Daytona 500 from 1979 to 1997. Squier became the studio host, where he remained until 2000.
Squier now contributes to Speed Channel's NASCAR coverage, working as a co-host during Speed's coverage of Daytona Speedweeks