Writer, reporter, magazine publisher
Former Northeast racer Berggren founded two auto racing magazines and founded/edited a third, Speedway Illustrated, and in so doing, made a lasting impact on the sport. But he is perhaps better known for more than 30 years of covering big-league stock car racing from pit road for ESPN, CBS, TBS, SPEED, TNN and FOX TV, including being lead pit reporter for NASCAR on FOX from 2001-2012. “For more than three decades, Dick Berggren helped bring fans closer to the action across all levels of motorsports,” said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France. “Though best known for his role as a pit reporter for NASCAR national series races, Berggren’s dedication to the grassroots level of racing helped shape his legend.” Berggren founded and continues to support the North East Motor Sports Museum at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. A member of the Eastern Motorsport Press Association (EMPA) Hall of Fame, Berggren was named National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) Writer of the Year in 1999 and recipient of the 2020 Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media.