France Takes On Variety Of Topics At Presser
Brian France and Brett Jewkes held court with the media in Las Vegas on Thursday.
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
On Thursday in Las Vegas, site of this weekend’s annual post-season awards banquet, NASCAR officials Brett Jewkes and Brian France held a press conference.
A variety of topics were discussed. The topics ranged from the updates to the Hall of Fame voting procedures (see related story on this page) to the purchase by NASCAR of Iowa Speedway.
What follows is a transcript of that press conference:
BRETT JEWKES: There have been panelists talking to people who are involved in the whole Hall of Fame process, and what we’re going to announce today is the result of that effort.
I will say up front, and I think this is important, a couple things we learned through this process is that our process right now is incredibly strong and comparable to other sports’ halls of fame. We feel very strongly about the strength of our process, and that’s been borne out in the fact that we have five classes that we think are an exceptional reflection of the history of the sport. Very passionate people involved in this process, and a vigorous debate that goes on to get there. So we feel like our process is very strong already.
Second is pretty clear as you go through this and you really look at it how the voters Read the full story »