BREAKING – France On Indefinite Leave From NASCAR Roles

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - APRIL 08:  Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, leads the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR XFINITY Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kyle Busch
 FORT WORTH, TEXAS - APRIL 08: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, leads the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR XFINITY Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kyle Busch

NASCAR have this evening announced that following his arrest for DWI, Chairman and CEO Brian France has taken indefinite leave from his roles with the sport.

In a statement, NASCAR said:

Brian France has taken an indefinite leave of absence from NASCAR as chairman and chief executive officer. Effective immediately, NASCAR Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President Jim France has assumed the role of interim chairman and chief executive officer.

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