Mon, June 20, 2016
Chairman and CEO, NASCAR
Brian France assumed his position as Chairman and CEO of NASCAR in 2003 from his father, William C. France. The grandson of NASCAR’s founder, William H.G. France, he has continued the family legacy and firmly positioned NASCAR among the most successful sports and entertainment properties in the world.
France’s accomplishments have led to dramatic geographic expansion, financial growth and the safest and most competitive era of racing in NASCAR’s history.
Among his achievements, France implemented the Chase format – the first elimination style playoff format in motorsports; negotiated 10-year deals with FOX and NBC – the largest in NASCAR history; secured more FORTUNE 500 partnerships than any other sports league; and most recently announced a historic Charter agreement to provide NASCAR owners with financial stability and the ability to build long-term enterprise value for the first time.
France and his wife, Amy France, launched a philanthropic organization, the Luke and Meadow Foundation, and they have been honored for driving progress on issues that threaten the health and wellness of children.