Published: Wed, August 08, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

NASCAR chief Brian France takes ‘indefinite leave’ after DUI & drug arrest

NASCAR chief Brian France takes ‘indefinite leave’ after DUI & drug arrest

Felix Sabates has had at least partial ownership of a top-level NASCAR team since 1989.

"I think from the drivers' perspective, it's really important whoever is in that position to become more connected".

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.

TMZ, the first to report news of the arrest, stated Brian France was pulled over at 7.30pm local time after running through a stop sign in Sag Harbor, New York. Jim is Bill's brother and is often credited for helping guide NASCAR in a behind-the-scenes manner.

When arresting now-former NASCAR CEO Brian France for DUI, police officers reportedly used a website to identify the oycodone pills he was charged with possessing.

In a statement released by NASCAR, Brian France says he'll be taking an indefinite leave of absence.

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Jim France's involvement in the sport allows him to make a smooth transition in serving as NASCAR interim chairman and CEO, NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs said Tuesday.

Brian France has been NASCAR chief since 2003, following in the footsteps of his late father, Bill France Jr., and grandfather, Bill France Sr., who founded the organization in 1948.

"Mr France was observed operating a 2017 Lexus northbound on Main Street failing to stop at a duly posted stop sign", ESPN quoted the news release as saying. A request by The Associated Press to speak to Jim France was not immediately answered. Lesa France Kennedy is ISC's CEO. But many believe Jim France, the second son of NASCAR's founder, can be a steadying hand in trying times for the series. Brian France introduced a playoff system, overhauled the design of the series' cars and pushed for diversity within the circuit's predominantly white, male ranks. I'm sure that Brian is disappointed in himself.

His lawyer referred reporters to a NASCAR statement on the matter.

"From a personal standpoint, you obviously want to see somebody be well and have their health and do the things that it takes to be healthy in life", Harvick said on his SiriusXM NASCAR Radio show on Tuesday. "We're focused on ruling and managing NASCAR. Rumors are always interesting, but they're seldom right". Jim France runs IMSA and was the top supporter in the purchase of ARCA. "He's put his heart and soul into this thing and it pays off".

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