Something Rotten in the State of France? Police Launch NASCAR CEO Crash Probe

We're just gonna get this out of the way right now. How completely, utterly rad is it that a man by the name of Chief Chitwood is investigating whether NASCAR CEO Brian France was treated with kid gloves because of who he was after he crashed his Lexus into a tree? France wasn't administered a sobriety test. However, eyewitness Shirley Hill told Daytona Beach authorities that when France exited the vehicle, he "fell over his own feet."

Also of note, but not mentioned in the news item, NASCAR has officially flatlined. Their CEO drives a goddamn Lexus of all things. Alcohol and crazy driving are part and parcel of the sport's history. Somehow, a Lexus is sort of antithetical to that, no matter what Mel Gibson says. [Thanks to Scott for the tip.]

Police investigate whether NASCAR chief's crash handled properly [Contra Costa Times]

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