Mike Helton

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Helton(left) meeting with Adm. Thomas Collins, courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard
Michael Helton is currently the president of the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). He replaced Bill France, Jr. in November 2000 as the company's third president. He was named the Chief Operating Officer of NASCAR in February 1999.

Helton is from Bristol, Virginia. He graduated from King College in Bristol, Tennessee, home of Bristol Motor Speedway. In the past he served as track manager at Talladega Superspeedway.

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Sport governing body

Category Stock cars
Area of jurisdiction Canada,United States,Mexico
Formation date 1948
Headquarters Daytona Beach, Florida
Charlotte, North Carolina
New York City, New York


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William Clifton France (April 4 1933 - June 4 2007), nicknamed "Bill Jr." and "Little Bill," was an American motorsports executive who served from 1972 to 2000 as the head of NASCAR, the sanctioning body of United States-based stock car racing.
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The 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 13 and ended on Sunday November 20. Joe Gibbs Racing driver Bobby Labonte was crowned champion at season's end.

2000 Team Chart

List of full time teams after race 5 of 2000.
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A Chief Operating Officer or Chief Operations Officer (COO) is a corporate officer responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the corporation. The COO is one of the highest ranking members of an organization, monitoring the daily operations of the company
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Bristol, Virginia
A sign welcomes visitors to the twin cities of Bristol, Virginia and Bristol, Tennessee.

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Nickname: The Birthplace of Country Music
Motto: A Good Place To Live
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King College is a private comprehensive college located in Bristol, Tennessee. It has covenant ties to the Presbyterian Church in the USA (PCUSA) and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC).
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Bristol, Tennessee
A sign welcomes visitors to the twin cities of Bristol, Virginia and Bristol, Tennessee.
Nickname: The Birthplace of Country Music
Motto: A Good Place To Live

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Bristol Motor Speedway, originally known as Bristol International Raceway and Bristol Raceway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. It was constructed in 1960, and held its first NASCAR race on July 30, 1961.
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Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located in Talladega, Alabama. It was constructed in the 1960s in place of abandoned airport runways by International Speedway Corporation, a business controlled by NASCAR's founding France family along with Daytona
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Sport governing body

Category Stock cars
Area of jurisdiction Canada,United States,Mexico
Formation date 1948
Headquarters Daytona Beach, Florida
Charlotte, North Carolina
New York City, New York


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William "Bill" Henry Getty France, Sr. "Big Bill" (September 26, 1909-June 7, 1992), was the co-founder of NASCAR, the sanctioning body of United States-based stock car racing.

Background

France was born in Washington, D. C.
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William Clifton France (April 4 1933 - June 4 2007), nicknamed "Bill Jr." and "Little Bill," was an American motorsports executive who served from 1972 to 2000 as the head of NASCAR, the sanctioning body of United States-based stock car racing.
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Brian France (born August 2, 1962) is the CEO and chairman of NASCAR, taking over the position from his father, Bill France, Jr., in 2003 [1] . He had previously managed NASCAR's marketing department and touring divisions and was involved in the creation of the Craftsman
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Category Stock car racing
Country or region  United States
Inaugural season
Drivers 49
Teams 22
Engine suppliers 4
Drivers' champion Jimmie Johnson
Teams' champion Hendrick Motorsports

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Sport Auto racing
Founded 1981
No. of teams 25
Country(ies)  Canada
 United States
 Mexico

Most recent champion(s) Kevin Harvick The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR.
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Sport Auto racing
Founded 1993
No. of teams 23
Country(ies)  United States

Most recent champion(s) Todd Bodine The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks.
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NASCAR Local Racing is a group of regional stock car racing divisions sanctioned by NASCAR.

Former Divisions

NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division
  • Midwest Series
  • Northwest Series
  • Southeast Series
  • Southwest Series

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The NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series (formerly the NASCAR Winston West Series and the NASCAR Grand National Division, Autozone West Series) is a regional stock car racing division of NASCAR.
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Sport Auto racing
Founded 1987
No. of teams 19 Fully Active
Country(ies)  United States

The NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch East Series is a regional stock car racing division sanctioned by NASCAR.
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The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (WMT) (previously the NASCAR Winston Modified Tour and NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series) is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR in the Modified division.
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The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour (WSMT) is a stock car racing series owned by NASCAR and operated in the Southeastern United States as part of its Modified Division.
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Sport Auto racing
Founded 1981
No. of teams
Country(ies)  Canada

Most recent champion(s) Andrew Ranger The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is a NASCAR series in Canada. It is the successor to the former CASCAR Super Series.
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Sport Auto racing
Founded 2004
No. of teams 35
Country(ies)  Mexico

Most recent champion(s) Rogelio López

Official website www.nascarmexico.
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Sport Auto racing
Founded 2004
No. of teams 40
Country(ies)  Mexico

Most recent champion(s) Abraham Calderón

Official website [1]

The NASCAR Mexico T4 Series
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The Whelen All-American Series (formerly the Dodge Weekly Series) is a semi-professional and amateur auto racing series sanctioned by NASCAR. It is commonly seen as the lowest level of competitive racing sanctioned by NASCAR, and is thus the entry point for a number of aspiring
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The Toyota All-Star Showdown is a nonpoints, all-star race that brings together the top drivers in NASCAR's lower-level series.

It was inaugurated in 2003, and all three events so far have been held at Irwindale Speedway in suburban Los Angeles.
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The AutoZone Elite Division, Midwest Series is a defunct racing league that operated from 1998 to 2006 under the direction of NASCAR. The series raced light-weight late model race cars.
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The AutoZone Elite Division, Northwest Series is a defunct racing league that operated from 1985 to 2006 under the direction of NASCAR. The series raced light-weight late model race cars.
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The NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Southeast Series is a NASCAR-sanctioned amateur/semi-pro racing series based in the Southeastern United States. The series was formerly known as the Slim Jim All Pro Series.
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The AutoZone Elite Division, Southwest Series is a defunct racing league that operated from 1985 to 2006 under the direction of NASCAR. The series raced light-weight late model race cars.
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