Former NASCAR president, chairman, and CEO William Clifton France--known to most people at Bill France Jr.--is remembered and revered as the man who followed his visionary father at the helm of NASCAR, in the process becoming a visionary himself as he guided NASCAR to unprecedented levels of popularity. The biography covers Bill Jr.'s role in NASCAR's formative years; his assumption of the NASCAR presidency, replacing his father; the sports' explosion under his leadership; his courageous battle with cancer throughout the last decade of his life; and his final role, as NASCAR vice chairman and main advisor to NASCAR's third generation leader, his son, Chairman and CEO Brian France.
H. A. Branham is NASCAR's director of written communications and has been with the sanctioning body since 2001. Prior to that, he was an assistant sports editor at the Tampa (Florida) Tribune where he worked for 21 years. He has authored three previous books, including two NASCAR history works, The NASCAR Family Album and The NASCAR Vault. He lives in Ormond Beach, Florida. Tom Brokaw is a television journalist and an author.