NASCAR changes Chase for the Sprint Cup

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- NASCAR is expanding its season-ending Chase for the Spring Cup to 16 drivers and adding elimination rounds beginning this year, the organization said Thursday.

Gordon added to Sprint Cup championship chase

JOLIET, Ill., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- NASCAR Chairman Brian France, calling recent events in his sport "unprecedented and extraordinary," added Jeff Gordon to the Sprint Cup title chase Friday.
Dale Jarrett selected for NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Dale Jarrett selected for NASCAR Hall of Fame.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 22 (UPI) -- Former Sprint Cup series champion Dale Jarrett and engine builder Maurice Petty were among those selected Wednesday for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Driver Brad Keselowski won't face fines for NASCAR comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 15 (UPI) -- Defending Sprint Cup Series champ Brad Keselowski won't be fined for lashing out at NASCAR following a failed inspection, the sanctioning body said Monday.

Rusty Wallace joins NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 23 (UPI) -- Rusty Wallace, winner of the 1989 series championship, was among those elected Wednesday to the 2013 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Divorce of NASCAR head France ruled public

Divorce of NASCAR head France ruled public

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The divorce and legal dispute of NASCAR Chairman Brian France and his wife Megan will play out in open court, an appeals court ruled.

NASCAR changes points system

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- NASCAR chief Brian France said Wednesday the Sprint Cup scoring system would be simplified and that changes would be made in the season-ending title chase.

NASCAR VP Jim Hunter dies at 71

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- NASCAR Vice President of Corporate Communications Jim Hunter has died at age 71, racing circuit officials said Saturday.

NASCAR makes key rules changes

CONCORD, N.C., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- NASCAR Chairman Brian France announced changes Thursday that are expected to create more dramatic, and dangerous, driving at the sport's high-speed tracks.

Automakers' woes expected to impact NASCAR

DETROIT, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The financial woes of Detroit automakers during the recession could result in a significant blow to the NASCAR racing circuit, experts say.

NASCAR head fights cheating

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 24 (UPI) -- Brian France, head of Daytona Beach, Fla., based NASCAR, is fighting to clear pit stops of car modifications that fall into a gray area of the sport's rules.

State: No favors for NASCAR head

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Officers were correct in not charging the NASCAR president after a witness reported him driving at a "reckless speed," Florida officials said.

NASCAR Hall of Fame located in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 6 (UPI) -- Officials announced Monday that downtown Charlotte, N.C., would be the home for the official NASCAR Hall of Fame. Charlotte, Atlanta and Daytona Beach, Fla., were the finalists prior to Monday's announcement.

NASCAR releases 2005 schedule

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 14 (UPI) -- NASCAR released a tentative schedule for the 2005 season on Friday, announcing that there no longer will be racing at North Carolina Speedway.

Wilson NASCAR's chief financial officer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- NASCAR named R. Todd Wilson its new chief financial officer Tuesday in a move it hopes enhances the racing giant's business leadership.
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Brian France
Nascar Chairman and CEO Brian France listens to a reporter's question during a press conference at the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Media Tour at the NASCAR Research & Development site in Concord, NC on January 22, 1007. (UPI Photo/Nell Redmond)

Brian France (born August 2, 1962) is the CEO and Chairman of NASCAR, taking over the position from his father, Bill France, Jr., in 2003 . He is widely known and regarded as one of the most powerful men in sports. France pioneered NASCAR out of a Southeast based sport, into a national and international multi billion dollar success. Prior to becoming Chairman and CEO, he had previously managed NASCAR's marketing department and touring divisions and was the creator of the Craftsman Truck Series. France graduated from the University of Central Florida

France also owns Brand Sense Partners, a Los Angeles based company whose clients include Halle Berry, Sheryl Crow, Jenny McCarthy, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

Brian France's grandfather founded NASCAR in 1948. Since NASCAR is still privately owned and contained within the France family, racing has made everyone in the France family billionaires. NASCAR has the second highest TV ratings, after the National Football League, in the United States. NASCAR sanctions over 1,500 races at over 100 tracks in 39 states, and Canada. NASCAR has presented exhibition races in Suzuka City, Japan, Motegi City, Japan, Mexico, and Melbourne, Australia. Internationally, NASCAR races are broadcast in over 150 countries

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