28 fans injured in fiery Daytona crash

28 fans injured in fiery Daytona crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- At least 28 fans were hurt, including two critically, by flying debris from a crash at a NASCAR race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, medics say.
Kenseth wins fire-delayed Daytona 500

Kenseth wins fire-delayed Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth won his second career Daytona 500 Monday in a memorable race that was delayed more than 2 hours by a fiery crash involving a jet drying vehicle.
Kyle Busch banned from weekend's racing

Kyle Busch banned from weekend's racing

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch will not take part in the weekend's racing in Texas due to his allegedly intentional Friday night crash into Ron Hornaday, NASCAR announced Saturday.

Rain cancels qualifying in Brooklyn, Mich.

BROOKLYN, Mich., June 13 (UPI) -- Rain washed out most of Friday's qualifying runs for Sunday's LifeLock 400 Sprint Cup auto race in Brooklyn, Mich.

Goodyear responds to NASCAR driver critics

AKRON, Ohio, March 13 (UPI) -- The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. is defending its product following vocal drivers' discontent with the company's tires following last week's NASCAR race.

NASCAR to allow hard-liquor sponsorships

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- NASCAR announced Wednesday that beginning next year it will permit sponsorships and advertising by companies producing hard liquor.

Bush-Cheney '04 launches NASCAR campaign

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Bush-Cheney '04 Tuesday launched a two-day, four-state tour of NASCAR celebrities to help pull in the "NASCAR dad" vote in two weeks, the campaign said.

Stewart reprimanded by NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 30 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart avoided suspension Wednesday, but was fined $50,000 and docked championship points for confronting fellow driver Brian Vickers last Sunday.

NASCAR fines Johnny Sauter

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 10 (UPI) -- NASCAR driver Johnny Sauter was fined $10,000 and stripped of 25 points in the Busch series standings Wednesday.

NASCAR suspends driver Kevin Grubb

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 2 (UPI) -- NASCAR said Tuesday it has suspended 25-year-old driver Kevin Grubb for violations of its substance abuse policy.

Hmiel disciplined for substance abuse

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Busch Series driver Shane Hmiel has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR and released by Innovative Motorsports Inc. because of apparent substance abuse.

NASCAR forbids passing under yellow

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- NASCAR officials announced Thursday that when the caution flag is displayed at any of the series races, no car will be allowed to pass another.

Spencer suspended by NASCAR

BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- NASCAR penalized drivers Jimmy Spencer and Kurt Busch on Monday for their roles in a post-race altercation Sunday.

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Mike Helton
Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Al., House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., Mike Helton, president and CEO of NASCAR, Rep. Mevlin Watt, D-N.C., (L TO R) participate in a news conference recognizing NASCAR for its efforts to promote diversity and creat job opportunities for African Americans in a partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities near Capitol Hill in Washington on February 8, 2006. (UPI Photo/Roger L.Wollenberg)

Michael Helton is currently the president of the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). He replaced Bill France, Jr. in November 2000 as the company's third president. He was named the Chief Operating Officer of NASCAR in February 1999.

Helton is from Bristol, Virginia. He graduated from John S. Battle High School in Washington County, VA and attended King College in Bristol, Tennessee, home of Bristol Motor Speedway. He was awarded an Honorary Degree from King College in May, 2000, when he spoke at the College's graduation ceremony. In the past he served as track manager at Talladega Superspeedway.

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