Latest Brian France News

Will Tiger Woods be chosen for Ryder Cup?

Aug. 14, 2018 1:25 PM EDT

Tiger Woods is almost certain to be chosen to play in the Ryder Cup next month, and AP golf writer Doug Ferguson says it's likely Phil Mickelson will join him there as a captain pick. Ferguson told co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg on PodcastOne Sports Now that the wild crowds that greeted Woods at the PGA...

Column: NASCAR's dark cloud lifted after leadership change

Aug. 13, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Keelan Harvick had the father-son weekend of a lifetime: He crashed a golf cart, drove a tiny race car, ran on a NASCAR track to collect his dad's checkered flag and got to ride shotgun alongside his old man to victory lane. The 6-year-old son of Kevin Harvick was the headliner of...

NASCAR's Big 3 running strong entering Michigan race

Aug. 11, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — NASCAR's Big 3 has essentially lapped the competition. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. have combined to win 16 of 22 races and haven't allowed the field to win consecutive races with points at stake this year. Of the other 56 drivers who have started a race, only Clint...

Jim France choosing to stay quiet as interim head of NASCAR

Aug. 10, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Jim France seems to be choosing to stay in the shadows, declining to let the public hear from him as the interim chairman and CEO of NASCAR. France is not expected to be available for interviews as NASCAR prepares to run its first race, at Michigan International Speedway, since...

NASCAR goes back to business and away from France arrest

Aug. 7, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR needed 99 races for budding superstar Chase Elliott to finally win his first Cup race and didn't even get a full day to celebrate the milestone. NASCAR Chairman Brian France has taken a leave from his family owned company following his arrest Sunday night on charges of driving...

The Latest: Kyle Busch wants NASCAR to keep moving forward

Aug. 7, 2018 2:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of NASCAR Chairman Brian France (all times local): 2:45 p.m. NASCAR star Kyle Busch is hoping the series can quickly move past the arrest of Chairman Brian France. Busch had a media event Tuesday in South Carolina for Darlington Raceway and said he hopes...

NASCAR chairman France takes leave after DWI, drug arrest

Aug. 7, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France announced on Monday he was taking an indefinite leave of absence following his arrest in the Hamptons on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. France was seen blowing through a stop sign in Sag Harbor on...

Column: Brian France must decide if he wants to run NASCAR

Aug. 6, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brian France had just helped his family present a humanitarian award in honor of his late mother at a glitzy Las Vegas affair when his night went awry. The NASCAR chairman followed his wife toward the stairs at the front of the stage so the couple could rejoin their table in the...

The Latest: NASCAR chairman France takes leave of absence

Aug. 6, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of NASCAR chairman Brian France (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Brian France has taken a leave of absence as chairman and CEO of NASCAR following his arrest in New York's Hamptons on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone....

NASCAR Chairman Brian France takes leave of absence following arrest on DWI, drug possession charges

Aug. 6, 2018 5:07 PM EDT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR Chairman Brian France takes leave of absence following arrest on DWI, drug possession charges.