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NASCAR president Helton admits error

CONCORD, N.C., April 1 (UPI) -- NASCAR President Mike Helton admitted Tuesday to an error in a call made in Sunday's Samsung/RadioShack 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Joe Gibbs apologizes to NASCAR

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 29 (UPI) -- Joe Gibbs apologized to NASCAR Saturday and said his team accepted full responsibility for the mistakes that led to the car of defending series champion Tony St

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NASCAR impounds Tony Stewart's car

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 28 (UPI) -- In a move believed to be unprecedented in NASCAR history, Tony Stewart's Chevrolet Monte Carlo was confiscated prior to Friday's practice for this weekend's Sam

Rick Mast retires from NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Carbon monoxide poisoning, until recently a condition that was virtually ignored in NASCAR Winston Cup racing, has forced veteran driver Rick Mast to retire.

Jeff Burton wins rain-shortened race

DARLINGTON, S.C., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Jeff Burton was declared the winner of the NASCAR Busch series Gatorade 200 at Darlington Raceway Saturday in a race halted by rain just short of the halfway po

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Tony Stewart fined, put on probation

Tony Stewart fined, put on probation

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Hot-tempered Tony Stewart was fined $10,000 and placed on probation Tuesday by NASCAR after punching a photographer following Sunday's Brickyard 400.

Kenseth wins NASCAR Subway 400

ROCKINGHAM, N.C., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth went from third to first in less than a lap to take the lead with five laps remaining en route to victory at Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup Subway 400

NASCAR allows rules change for Ford

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- After a miserable performance by the Ford teams in Sunday's Budweiser Shootout, NASCAR has issued a rules change for the carmaker that will take effect Tuesday

NASCAR hires new safety personnel

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- NASCAR announced Thursday the appointment of a safety analyst and three medical liaisons in full-time positions, beginning with the 2002 season.

Big crash scares drivers

TALLADEGA, Ala., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The "Big Crash" returned to NASCAR restrictor-plate racing Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway and it left many drivers, team owners and crew chiefs demanding a c

Multi car crash in practice

TALLADEGA, Ala., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A multi-car crash during Saturday's NASCAR Winston Cup Happy Hour practice session has sent several teams preparing backup cars for Sunday's EA Sports 500 at Ta
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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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