NASCAR “Matriarch” Betty Jane France Dies

By on August 30, 2016 in WNDB News

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Daytona Beach, FL-Known as “The First Lady of NASCAR”, Betty Jane France has died.

Her grandson, NASCAR driver Ben Kennedy, tweeted from his Twitter account Monday “We all miss you grandma”.

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Ben Kennedy’s Twitter account is here.

The official statement from Brian France on the NASCAR website is here. 

Her official page at the NASCAR Foundation website says:

“Betty Jane France is Executive Vice President and Assistant Treasurer of NASCAR, Inc., and Chairperson of the NASCAR Foundation.

A native of Winston-Salem, NC, France, the former Betty Jane Zachary, met her husband, William C. France in her hometown.  They married and soon relocated to Daytona Beach, Florida.  Bill Jr. (William C.) rose through the ranks to become the Chairman and CEO of NASCAR.  He passed away in June, 2007.

Her children, Lesa France Kennedy, CEO of International Speedway Corporation and Brian France, Chairman and CEO of NASCAR, are two of America’s brightest corporate leaders.”

France from NASCAR Foundation site

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