Thursday, February 23, 2012

France Jr. Statue Unveiled at Daytona

Members of the France family gathered Wednesday with donors, local officials and industry members to unveil a statue of former NASCAR CEO Bill France, Jr. outside Daytona International Speedway Ticket and Tours Office.

France is remembered as the man who followed his visionary father at NASCAR's helm, guiding the sport through an unprecedented era of growth to its highest levels of popularity. He combined pragmatism with optimism in steering the sport, setting the stage for it to become the multi-million dollar entity it is today.

The statue was created by sculptor John Lajba. 

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:11 PM

    He shall be remembered by his deeds not by the idols of his children....

    sad that they need a stature to remember a great man....