William Clifton France, "Bill Jr."... Died ... After serving as vice-president for six years, he became the head of NASCAR when his father Bill France, Sr. retired on January 10, 1972. The International Motorsports Hall of Fame describes the transition: "Other than the founding of NASCAR itself, Bill Jr.'s appointment to leadership is probably the most significant event in the history of the sanctioning body." NASCAR went from a Southern regional sport to a national sport during his tenure.
Martin Truex Jr. wins the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa over Ryan Newman at the Dover International Speedway , Dover, DE.
Tyler Courtney won the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Sprint Car Series race at the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin. Ian Madsen was second followed by Cory Eliason, Gio Scelzi and Rico Abreu. Click to watch the feature highlights video.
Buddy Kofoid won the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Championship Midget Race Indiana Midget Week second night at the Bloomington Speedway. Bloomington, IN. Chris Windom finished second followed by Kevin Thomas Jr., Brady Bacon and Bryant Wiedeman. Click to watch the feature highlights video.