Bill France Jr: The Man who Made NASCAR

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Former NASCAR president, chairman, and CEO William Clifton France—known to most people at Bill France Jr.—is remembered and revered as the man who followed his visionary father at the helm of NASCAR, in the process becoming a visionary himself as he guided NASCAR to unprecedented levels of popularity. The biography covers Bill Jr.'s role in NASCAR's formative years; his assumption of the NASCAR presidency, replacing his father; the sports' explosion under his leadership; his courageous battle with cancer ...
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Former NASCAR president, chairman, and CEO William Clifton France—known to most people at Bill France Jr.—is remembered and revered as the man who followed his visionary father at the helm of NASCAR, in the process becoming a visionary himself as he guided NASCAR to unprecedented levels of popularity. The biography covers Bill Jr.'s role in NASCAR's formative years; his assumption of the NASCAR presidency, replacing his father; the sports' explosion under his leadership; his courageous battle with cancer throughout the last decade of his life; and his final role, as NASCAR vice chairman and main advisor to NASCAR's third generation leader, his son, Chairman and CEO Brian France.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600783401
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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H. A. Branham is NASCAR's director of written communications and has been with the sanctioning body since 2001. Prior to that, he was an assistant sports editor at the Tampa (Florida) Tribune where he worked for 21 years. He has authored three previous books, including two NASCAR history works, The NASCAR Family Album and The NASCAR Vault. He lives in Ormond Beach, Florida. Tom Brokaw is a television journalist and an author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    In the biography Bill France: the Man Who Created NASCAR, writte

    In the biography Bill France: the Man Who Created NASCAR, written by H.A. Branham, copy written in 2010 by H.A. Branham, readers learn about a man who was so deeply committed to fulfilling his fathers’ work and went out and trounced anything his dad ever thought possible. This book is a great read that takes you into the under workings of sports and shows the general public what a day in the life of former NASCAR president, chairman, and CEO whose real name was William Clifton France, Known as Bill France Jr. He was able to skyrocket NASCAR’s popularity within his reign as NASCAR CEO, this is why is you are looking to begin a career in a sports business field it is a must read for you. It shows how much time effort is necessary when you are trying to increase popularity in a sport that was not that popular before he took office.
    After reading this book, I learned that I would definitely want to pursue a career in the sports industry. Despite the long hours and long work it includes, H.A. Branham’s book showed me that it is the right career for me. I would recommend this book to anyone that is a sports fan, a hard working business man, or is looking to enter the sports field. It is a great book that realy helped me make up my mind abot going into the field. I would highly recommend anyone and everyone to read this book because it shows how hard work and determination can leader to a successful and prosperous career in anything you do. Although the book can get boring at times because all it talks about is NASCAR, if you are someone that is looking to major in the sports industry you should definitely check this book out.

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