Brian France
American auto racing executive
Brian France
Brian France is the CEO and Chairman of NASCAR, taking over the position from his father, Bill France, Jr. , in 2003 http://www. nascar. com/2003/news/headlines/official/09/13/new_chairman/. He is widely known and regarded as one of the most powerful men in sports. He was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential of the Century" in 2006.
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After Trump endorsement, NASCAR leader faces the fallout
Yahoo News - 12 months
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Brian France came out in support of Donald Trump for president, the chairman and chief executive of NASCAR thought of it as nothing more than a "routine endorsement."
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NASCAR CEO Brian France backs aggressive driving ... within limits
LATimes - over 1 year
Brian France wants to make one thing perfectly clear: There is a distinct line between aggressive competitiveness and unethical shenanigans in stock-car racing. “We have a very clear line, very clear, about exactly where things are, where they need to be, and when they are not, we will step in...
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Logano's move, the state of NASCAR and much more - ESPN
Google News - over 1 year
ESPN Logano's move, the state of NASCAR and much more ESPN Our experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in NASCAR this week: Turn 1: Was that Joey Logano dump of Matt Kenseth "quintessential NASCAR" as Brian France said it was? Ricky Craven, ESPN NASCAR analyst: Fact is, it's great. I hope it is the ... Which drivers are still in the Chase at Talladega?AL.com Logano's spin of Kenseth raises questions of Chase decorumSTLtoday.com NASCAR Chase Standings: Update after KansasSteelers Lounge (blog) Rapid News Network all 179 news articles »
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NASCAR CEO says he's not sure about waiver for Busch, but would like to make room in Chase
Fox News - almost 2 years
NASCAR chairman Brian France is not sure if Kyle Busch will be granted a waiver to be part of the championship chase when he returns from injury, but said Thursday the sanctioning body would like to "accommodate" him.
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NASCAR to leave championship format unchanged in 2015
Yahoo News - about 2 years
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR won't change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France said Monday is "overwhelmingly popular" with fans.
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Brian France is trying to keep NASCAR relevant
LATimes - over 2 years
NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski remembers slamming into a rival's car in Phoenix a few years ago, only to be summoned after the race by officials who scolded him for being too aggressive on the track.
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NASCAR's Brian France bucks tradition with new Chase format
Chicago Times - about 3 years
This is not your grandfather's NASCAR any more. Same goes for your dad's model.     
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NASCAR places priority on winning races in new playoff system
Calgary Sun - about 3 years
NASCAR boss Brian France has announced a complete makeover of the sport’s Sprint Cup championship playoff system, even though the Charlotte Observer’s Jim Utter beat him to the punch earlier this week.
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NASCAR unveils 'knockout brackets', expands Chase field
Chicago Times - about 3 years
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Looking to "make every race matter even more," NASCAR CEO Brian France rolled out seismic changes to the Chase championship format for the 2014 Sprint Cup season Thursday afternoon.     
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In 10 years, Brian France has revamped NASCAR
USA Today- Sports - over 3 years
Brian France's approach is gaining respect after battling perceptions of being disengaged.
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Darrell Wallace Jr. Sets NASCAR Milestone As First African-American To Win Race In 50 Years
Huffington Post - over 3 years
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr. became the second black driver to win on NASCAR's national level and first in a half-century, taking the Truck Series race Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. Wendell Scott won in Jacksonville, Fla., in December 1963 in what is now known as the Sprint Cup Series, the highest of NASCAR's three national levels. "This means everything," the 20-year-old Wallace said. "This is an emotional win for me, especially doing it in Wendell Scott's backyard. I love coming here to Martinsville, it's always good to me. It finally paid off. I think it's my third trip here. I love coming here. The fans are great here." Wallace, driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports, beat Jeb Burton into Turn 1 off a restart with five laps to go. "We congratulate Darrell Wallace Jr. on his first national series victory, one that will be remembered as a remarkable moment in our sport's history," Brian France, NASCAR's chairman and CEO, said in a statement. ...
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NASCAR chairman Brian France steadies family series during biggest credibility crisis
Fox News - over 3 years
Brian France didn't expect to spend his 10-year anniversary as chairman of NASCAR sorting through the biggest credibility crisis in the sport's history.
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France lays out 'rules of the road'
Fox News - over 3 years
NASCAR chairman Brian France laid out the "new rules of...
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Nascar's Brian France on Crashes, Driver Diversity, and His Driving Flaw
Bloomberg - Businessweek - over 3 years
The Nascar chief discusses the stock car circuit's competitiveness, diversity plan, and his own racing past
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CUP: France – Schedule Good As It Is
Fox News - almost 4 years
NASCAR chairman Brian France says he prefers fall race to stay in Charlotte…
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AUTO PACKAGE: NASCAR chair pleased with Gen-6 car, won't tolerate criticism of racing
Fox News - almost 4 years
NASCAR chairman Brian France is "very pleased" with the first five weeks of the season, and thinks the new Gen-6 race car has contributed to the many story lines fueling the sport.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Brian France
    FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 43
    Time Magazine named him one of the "100 Most Influential of the Century" in 2006 and he was named one of the five most powerful sports executives by The Sporting News in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details France grew up in the racing world, learning the logistics of NASCAR from a young age. France studied at the University of Central Florida but did not earn a degree. Following his first few years of classes, he instead entered the NASCAR company in order to learn the family business. France managed several short tracks, including Tucson Raceway Park in Arizona in the earlier years of his career. He also ran the NASCAR Entertainment Division in Los Angeles during the 1990s, creating associations between NASCAR and the entertainment industry.
  • 2003
    Age 40
    In 2003 France was named CEO and Chairman of the Board for NASCAR by his father, who preceded him.
    More Details Hide Details One of his first actions was to create a new rule that drivers were no longer allowed to race back to the start/finish line when under caution. After assuming control of NASCAR, France negotiated a title sponsorship from Sprint Nextel. He also introduced the Chase for the Sprint Cup over the transition period, receiving a $4.5 billion television contract for the initial ten race seasons, in addition to a later multi-billion dollar deal with NBC. Part of Cup was to award more points to significant or "spectacular" wins instead of consistent winning, as NASCAR had previously done, introducing it as a form of "post-season" for the sport. He has also overseen NASCAR during a period of ratings drops, as well as attendance going down 15% over the period of his tenure, despite record television deals. France also owns Brand Sense Partners, a Los Angeles-based licensing company and owns the licensing rights of Britney Spears.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 32
    In 1995, he became the creator of the Craftsman Truck Series, which was launched from the competition department under his tenure there.
    More Details Hide Details Following this he became the head of the marketing department, where he endeavoured to grow the product's youth audience, and began to move the company away from its title sponsor Winston cigarettes in order to facilitate this. His final position before becoming CEO was executive vice-president; he was also on the board of directors.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born in 1962.
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