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France family puts fans first
|Speed Mail Steve|
I've heard that he ruled with an iron fist, but I disagree with that assessment because he was always accessible. I was a little intimidated of him, but any time I called Daytona and asked for an interview, he said, "What time do you want to do it?" In fact, one time back in the late 1980s, he actually flew his corporate plane to Charlotte to do an interview. For a young guy, that was pretty impressive. You don't have to agree with every decision NASCAR makes and certainly not everyone does but France's legacy is that he carried out the vision of being committed to the fans.
NASCAR on FOX and SPEED host and reporter Steve Byrnes has covered racing for more than 20 years.