- Third-generation NASCAR Chairman and CEO
- TIME Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in America
- Sports Business Daily named him one of the top ten most influential people in sports
- Proud father and passionate philantropist
- Co-founder of the Luke and Meadow Foundation
- A passionate philantropist
- Proud mother of happy and healthy twins, Luke and Meadow
Third generation NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France, and his wife Amy France, founded the Luke and Meadow Foundation -- named after their five-year old twins -- in 2011.
The mission of NASCAR’s ‘first couple,’ who live and raise their children in New York City, is to drive progress on issues that threaten the health and wellness of children. The Frances partner with dozens of world-class charitable organizations, devote significant time and make multimillion dollar donations to combat a wide-range of issues related to disease, poverty, abuse and education.
The Frances, blessed and thankful to have happy and healthy children, are passionate about helping others and support many of the most impactful charities in the world, including: Stand Up For Heroes in support of 9-11 families, Autism Speaks, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for cancer research, Operation Smile, D.A.R.E., New York city schools, Providence Day School, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s disease, Alliance for Lupus Research, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Humane Society, the Central Park Conservancy and many others.
In October 2015, the Frances were honored in New York City for their contributions to pediatric cancer research at the nationally-acclaimed Angel Ball. The Frances joined with Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation to host child cancer survivors behind-the-scenes at a NASCAR race, dedicated the race to cancer survivors and galvanized the NASCAR family to join the fight against pediatric cancer.
The Luke and Meadow Foundation, which is a personal passion of the Frances, complements NASCAR’s long history of social responsibility. As NASCAR Chairman and CEO, Brian is championing meaningful changes within the industry through the NASCAR Foundation, NASCAR Green and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Brian grew up at the track in Daytona Beach and followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and NASCAR founder “Big Bill” France and his father “Bill Jr.” Since taking over as Chairman and CEO in 2003, Brian has firmly positioned NASCAR among the most successful sports and entertainment properties in the world. TIME magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in America and Sports Business Daily named him one of the top ten most influential people in sports.
Amy is a passionate philanthropist and co-founder of the Luke and Meadow Foundation. She spends her time raising the couple’s two children and generating awareness for a wide-range of charitable causes.