Betty Jane France awarded prestigious Myers Brothers Award

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Betty Jane France posthumously received the Myers Brothers Award during the annual Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon in Las Vegas.

France, who passed away in August, was recognized by National Motorsports Press Association, which votes on the award. The award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the sport.

International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy accepted the award on behalf of her mother.

Betty Jane France was honored for her leadership and accomplishments as the chairwoman of the NASCAR Foundation. The Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award was created in 2011 in her honor. She also helped create the Speediatrics children’s care unit at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach as well as Homestead Hospital.

France also served as NASCAR executive vice president and assistant treasurer alongside her husband, Bill France Jr.

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