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NASCAR PROMOTES DIVERSITY
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)
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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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