J.C. France Suspended By Grand-Am
By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
J.C. France, a veteran competitor in the Rolex Sports Car Series and son of current NASCAR board member Jim France, has been suspended indefinitely by the series after an arrest on drug charges in Daytona Beach following a traffic violation.
“Grand-Am has issued a penalty notice and suspended J.C. indefinitely from all competition for actions detrimental to racing,” NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston said. “The penalty is not appealable. J.C. is being treated like any other competitor. His suspension is immediate and indefinite.”
The Grand American Road Racing Association was founded by Bill France Jr. and Jim France among other partners in 1999. The series began running under NASCAR ownership in 2008.
J.C. France has been a competitor at Brumos Racing since the Daytona Prototype class first launched in 2003. Often co-driving with endurance racing legend Hurley Haywood, France has not recorded a victory since joining the Brumos team, winners of this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Initial police reports indicated France was found in possession of cocaine and he was later charged with cocaine possession and DUI.
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