Brian France Speaker Profile
CEO and Chairman of NASCAR
Brian France Biography
Brian France is the CEO and Chairman of NASCAR, taking over the position from his father, Bill France, Jr., in 2003. He is widely known and regarded as one of the most powerful men in sports. He was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential of the Century" in 2006. Brian France grew NASCAR, a Southeast based sport, into an international success, as well as the most heavily licensed corporation in the world. France's expansion of NASCAR, as well as his record $4.5 billion TV deal, is regarded as a business-model phenomenon. France is accredited, also, for creating a $2 billion licensing business at NASCAR, ultimately leading to NASCAR's brand recognition as one of the most admired brands in the world. He has been regularly listed as one of the most influential and powerful sports executive by Forbes Magazine, Business Week, Sports Business Journal, Sporting News and various other publications.
Brian France's grandfather Bill France, Sr. founded NASCAR in 1948. Since NASCAR is still privately-owned, managed and operated within the France family, racing has made the entire France family billionaires. NASCAR has the second highest TV ratings and the second highest grossing revenue, after the National Football League (NFL), of any sport in the United States. The France Family is regarded as one of the most famous American families in modern day history and the family is known to be heavily involved in local and national level politics. NASCAR sanctions over 1,500 races at over 100 tracks in 39 states, as well as Mexico and Canada. NASCAR has presented exhibition races in Japan, Australia and there continues to be constant demand by international countries for NASCAR presence. Internationally, NASCAR races are broadcast in over 150 countries.
He has been praised for his green and environmentally conscious efforts and practices he has introduced and implemented at NASCAR. France, in conjunction with Growth Energy, led the way to introducing a cleaner burning, 15 percent ethanol blend fuel to the sport beginning in 2011. This hailed the way for NASCAR's long term commitment to "going green". July 2012, he was recognized in London at the prestigious Beyond Sports Summit for his efforts, hence the sport's efforts, in environmentally sound practices.
France also owns Brand Sense Partners, a Los Angeles-based licensing company whose clients include Britney Spears, Shabby Chic, Halle Berry, Sheryl Crow, Jenny McCarthy and the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Prior to becoming Chairman and CEO, he had previously managed NASCAR's marketing department and touring divisions and was the creator of the Craftsman Truck Series. France graduated from the University of Central Florida.
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Videos of Brian France Speaking
Recent Brian France Blogs
Posted on 28 March 2015 | 3:56 pm
The NASCAR CEO and chairman Brian France spoke to high school and college students at the Detroit Economic Club during a luncheon on March 20. The tell-all speech by the top businessman answered some tough questions for his audience, but in the end was able to show how resilience is the key to true success. France was very open about his many successes and failures during his 12 year...[Read More]
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