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Brian France not interested in a return to NASCAR


Brian France said his uncle, Jim France, is doing a great job at the helm of NASCAR.

The former Chairman and CEO of NASCAR made an unexpected appearance on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Wednesday afternoon. Brian France held the position for 15 years after assuming the role from his father, Bill France Jr., in 2003, but was ousted from the sport following a DWI arrest in August 2018. His arrest led to Jim France to taking control.

"I think they’ve done real well," said France. "They have less resources than I had when I was there, the economics have changed. So, some of the resources we were able to draw from probably aren’t readily available. That said, they are also managing through unprecedented situations with COVID-19 and now a social injustice movement sweeping the country. Either one of those is a big order, and both of those coming together is a lot.

Brian France does not have an official role with NASCAR. In February, France announced he’d launched a private investment firm working with entrepreneurs and those who are launching businesses. However, France said Wednesday he does help NASCAR wherever he can, and wants to see everyone succeed.

France also acknowledged he is not interested in returning to NASCAR in an official capacity.

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