NASCAR: Jim France Named Interim CEO

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL — NASCAR issued the following statement on Monday: “Brian France has taken an indefinite leave of absence from NASCAR as chairman and chief executive officer. Effective immediately, NASCAR Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President Jim France has assumed the role of interim chairman and chief executive officer.” Jim France grew up in the early years of stock car …

NASCAR: Hall of Fame Nominee & Retired Veteran Mark Martin Endorses Donald Trump

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell — Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Mark Martin, a nominee for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2017, was the most recent NASCAR personality to endorse republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, located about 15 minutes from Charlotte …

NASCAR: Brian France, Multiple NASCAR Stars Appear at Donald Trump Rally in Georgia

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VALDOSTA, Ga. — Report by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell — Matt Sullivan/Getty Images North America photo — NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France attended Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rally in Valdosta, Ga. on Monday — three hours from Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 was held one day …

NSCS: History in the Making; NASCAR Unveils New Sprint Cup Charter System for 2016 Season

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official series release — Robert Laberge/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — During a historic event held Tuesday afternoon at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France joined with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owners to announce a landmark long-term agreement that provides teams with increased business certainty and the ability to …

NASCAR: XFINITY & Truck Series Adopt Elimination-Style Chase Format Starting in 2016

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — official series release — NASCAR via Getty Images photo — Using the overwhelming success of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format introduced in 2014 as a guidepost, NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France announced today the implementation of a playoff system in both the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. On …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Final Farewell; Emotional Banquet Speech Concludes Gordon’s NASCAR Career

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LAS VEGAS — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Audio courtesy of NBC and NASCAR Media — Ethan Miller/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — After 23 years, 797 starts and countless memories along the way, Jeff Gordon’s career as a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver officially came to an end on Friday night during the premier series’ …

NASCAR Media Tour Day 1: France Excited About Sport’s Future; New Pit Road System Revealed

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Story by Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images North America photo — Day one of NASCAR Media Week got underway in Charlotte with some of the sport’s executives sharing their thoughts on where the sport stands going into the 2015 season, introducing some remarkable new pit road technology and revealing this year’s Drive …

Tom Time Blog: NASCAR’s Helton Sees His Shadow But Daytona Will Go On

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Blog By RaceChaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker – Photo By Getty Images/NASCAR – February 4, 2013 – The bad news is that NASCAR President Mike Helton saw his shadow when he looked into the mirror Sunday morning. The good news is that despite the “salt and pepper” stubble that appeared on Mr. Helton’s face overnight, NASCAR officials are assuring …