Barney Hall Award

National Motorsports Press Association

Barney Hall Award

The Barney Hall Award, named in his honor, is presented by the NMPA to recognize outstanding work in the field of radio broadcasting. Hall began covering the sport in the late 1950s and soon worked his way into a job with a fledgling radio group known as the Motor Racing Network (MRN). He has called some of the sport’s most memorable events through the years – from the infamous post-Daytona 500 fight between Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison to Richard Petty’s 200th-career victory in 1984 and Dale Earnhardt’s 1998 Daytona 500 victory. He was inducted into the NMPA Hall of Fame.

YEARRECIPIENTAFFILIATION
2018Joe Moore 
2017n/a 
2016n/a 
2015Joe & Ruth Kelly 
2014n/a 
2013n/a 
2012n/a 
2011n/a 
2010n/a 
2009Ned Jarrett 
2008Hal Hamrick 
2007n/a 
2006n/a 
2005Barney HallMotor Racing Network
2004Steve BlevinsMotor Racing Network
 Kent BernhardtPerformance Racing Network
2003Ryan HornMotor Racing Network
2002Mark GarrowPerformance Racing Network