The following statement is from Performance Racing Network President Doug Rice on the passing of broadcasting great, Barney Hall.

"All of us at the Performance Racing Network are saddened to learn of the passing of legendary NASCAR announcer Barney Hall. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and everyone at the Motor Racing Network on his loss. Barney was more than just an announcer; to many, he was NASCAR. His was the voice that brought them to the race on countless Sundays. His casual style and delivery was a perfect match for the sport and its audience. In many ways Barney Hall was not only "the voice" for "the voice of NASCAR" and the Motor Racing Network, but a familiar friend to generations of NASCAR fans.

"The sport of NASCAR, as well as the broadcast fraternity, is better for having Barney Hall as a part of its legacy. Thank you from all the up-and-coming broadcasters you influenced, including me, and the millions of listeners you entertained."