NASCAR CEO Brian France taking leave of absence following DUI arrest

Nascar CEO Brian France takes leave of absence after DUI arrest

The arrest comes at a time NASCAR is desperately trying to stop a slide in popularity.

"It will be important for NASCAR leadership to reassure key partners that the sport is in good hands and is positively moving forward", said Poston, who is now president of consulting firm Tuckahoe Strategies.

Jim France, son of NASCAR founder William H.G. France, also is Chairman of the Board of International Speedway Corp.

"We've got to look to our sport's future, what we can change and what we can do next", said Kyle Busch. He knows the ins and outs of what's going on to this very minute in the sport, has been around the sport for a long time. "Look forward now to the opportunity to have Jim France in there". Lesa France Kennedy is ISC's CEO. France has done nearly nothing publicly, has been practically invisible since that night at last year's awards ceremony and has yet to directly address reports the family is interested in selling at least a portion of NASCAR.

There's more. cops say France's blood alcohol level was.19 - more than twice the legal limit in NY when he was busted at 7:08 PM on Sunday. Smith told The Associated Press that it's imperative for participants to support the series. "I expect them to do fine, and it doesn't change my job, so I'm going to do my thing".

Smith was a longtime NASCAR adversary during Bill France Jr.'s 31-year reign as chairman. At least one champion driver was among the attendees who rushed to help Amy France to her feet.

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Brian France has retreated from the spotlight the last two years as NASCAR has struggled with attendance and television rankings.

Gibbs, a Pro Football Hall of Fame coach who has been a NASCAR team owner for 27 years, fields four cars in the NASCAR Cup Series and three in the Xfinity Series. He was arrested and held overnight.

The head of the most popular racing series in the USA spent the night in jail - a punch to the gut for a series reeling from slumping attendance and television ratings, and a decline in blockbuster sponsorship deals. Aside from an occasional random call to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, Brian France has said nearly nothing about NASCAR's woes this season.

Sabates said team owners and drivers share equal responsibility in pushing the series to skyrocketing spending and share the burden with NASCAR in turning it around.

But that didn't stop cops from conducting a sobriety test - which France failed. While France is on his leave of absence, his uncle, Jim France, will serve as "interim chairman and chief executive officer". Officers also say France was in illegal possession of doses of the painkiller Oxycodone which were found in his vehicle.

NASCAR says it takes France's arrest 'as a serious matter and will issue a statement after we have all of the facts.

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