Jim France has been named the winner of the 2018 National Motorsports Press Association’s Myers Brothers Award.
Announced Wednesday in Las Vegas during the annual Myers Brothers Awards program, it is the first time France has received the honor. France, 74, is the chairman and CEO of NASCAR and the CEO of International Speedway Corporation. He stepped into the role of chairman and CEO in August when his nephew, Brian France, took a leave of absence following his arrest in New York on DUI charges.
Presented annually since 1958, the Myers Brothers Award is determined by a vote of NMPA members and recognizes outstanding contributions to the sport of stock car racing.
France is the son of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. and began working for his father at the age of 14. In addition to his work within NASCAR, France also founded Grand-Am Road Racing in 1999.