Bill France SR, who was born as William Henry France SR was a famous American Race Car Driver. He lived from September 1909 until June 1992. Mr. France began his career in 1936 when he raced in the Daytona Beach Road Course. In 1947, he began partnering with other racers and came up with the idea for NASCAR. In February of 1948, NASCAR was formed. Several years later, he began building the Talledega Superspeedway, which opened in 1969.
Mr. France received many accolades during his lengthy and successful career.I was looking for more information and found it here. In 1990, he was inducted in both the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Motorsports Hall of Fame. In 1992, he was inducted into the Daytona Beach Hall of Fame. Mr. France died in 1992, but that did not stop him from being honored. In 2004, he was inducted into the Automative Hall of Fame and in 2010 he was finally inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Mr. France is gone, but he certainly is not forgotten. He left a legacy that will be remembered for generations to come. His son, Bill France, Jr. was also a successful race car driver. Bill, France Jr passed away in 2007 of lung caner.