NASCAR CEO Brian France Arrested On DUI, Possession Of Oxycodone

NASCAR CEO Brian France Arrested On DUI, Possession Of Oxycodone

Brian France also released a statement following his arrest: "I apologize to our fans, our industry and my family for the impact of my actions last night".

NASCAR star Kyle Busch is hoping the series can quickly move past the arrest of Chairman Brian France.

France will be replaced by his uncle, Jim France, the vice chairman of NASCAR and son of late NASCAR founder Bill France, Sr.

France was pulled over and arrested at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

France was arrested and taken to a nearby station where he was booked for a DUI and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree.

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Brian France has taken an indefinite leave of absence from NASCAR as chairman and chief executive officer.

Brian France took charge during a time the sport was booming in popularity and sponsors were beating down the door to get their logos on a race vehicle. He's held the position since 2003 and made radical changes to the racing product that have coincided with a steep decline in NASCAR's attendance and television ratings.

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Sabates said team owners and drivers share equal responsibility in pushing the series to skyrocketing spending and share the burden with NASCAR in turning it around. The legal limit in NY is 0.08. "We're focused on ruling and managing NASCAR".

During the stop, France was searched which was when officers found the oxycodone pills, according to police.

According to police, he struggled to keep his balance during sobriety tests and had a blood-alcohol level that was more than twice the legal limit for driving.

France last month characterized as "rumors" reports that his family was looking into selling its racing properties.

Brian France was previously charged with reckless driving back in 2005, when he was fined and ordered to complete an aggressive-driver program. By the time police got to France, he was already at home and told them he was drinking a soda when he "bumped into something".

He's introduced a playoff system, overhauled the design of its cars and pushed for diversity within the circuit's predominantly white, male ranks.

Busch had a media event Tuesday in SC for Darlington Raceway and said he hopes France's issues don't "affect NASCAR in a negative way". "Rumors are always interesting, but they're seldom right".

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