The Frontstretch: Top Ten Reasons Jim France Stepped Down As the Head of ISC by Jeff Meyer -- Wednesday April 22, 2009

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Top Ten Reasons Jim France Stepped Down As the Head of ISC

Jeff Meyer · Wednesday April 22, 2009


10. Got tired of babysitting his brother’s kids for minimum wage.

9. Couldn’t get Brian France to stop making monkey noises during the board meetings.

8. Bruton Smith (who does kinda look like Marlon Brando) made him an offer he couldn’t refuse to work at SMI.

Jim France’s conclusion that crowds like these did not pose a problem for track promoters proved to be a fatal miscalculation.

7. It is all just a ploy so they look better in future “anti-trust” lawsuits.

6. He’s getting ready to replace Brian as the CEO of NASCAR (We can only hope.)

5. Barack Obama made him do it as a condition for a federal bailout.

4. Got booted after having the audacity to suggest that ISC build something other than a (GASP!) mile-and-a-half cookie cutter track.

3. “Hey, ISC’s stock dropped just as much as most other big corporations with me at the helm. Why don’t I get a bigger bonus this year? Screw this!”

2. Told Lesa France Kennedy, “Ya know, you’re kinda scary up close,” while he was setting his satellite TV package to record from his computer during a board meeting.

1. Like half the populace in this country that is also “reality challenged,” he was more concerned with what was happening tonight on CSI than he was at ISC.

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MJR in Springfield VA
04/22/2009 06:35 AM

Well, with a worth of 1.4 billion (ranking him 355 of the 400 richest men in America according to Forbes) I am guessing he wasn’t working for minimum wage. I really think he sat back and said “Hmmm… 1.4B, I think that’s enough success… and I best get out while the getting is good, no telling what that cockeyed nephew of mine is up to now.”

04/22/2009 09:20 AM

I love #9!!!


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