Brian France, CEO of NASCAR was arrested on Sunday (8/5) for DUI and possession of a controlled substance in the Hamptons. He was arraigned and released Monday morning.
Statement from Brian France
“I apologize to our fans, our industry and my family for the impact of my actions last night. Effective immediately, I will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from my position to focus on my personal affairs.”
Statement from NASCAR
“Brian France has taken an indefinite leave of absence from NASCAR as chairman and chief executive officer. Effective immediately, NASCAR Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President Jim France has assumed the role of interim chairman and chief executive officer.”