Jim France is not afraid of speed, as he is the Chairman of International Speedway Corporation. The company his father founded now owns and controls NASCAR’s most popular tracks; they took a series started by dirt track moonshiners and built it into one of the largest spectator sports in the world. As a fan of all forms of motorsport, Ferrari opened their doors to him for an historic visit.
In a press release from Ferrari yesterday, Mr. France can be seen with a LaFerrari in front of the museum in Maranello. Piero Ferrari presented him with a large print of the historic finish of the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona. The cars built by Peiro’s father, Enzo, finished 1-2-3 at the Daytona Superspeedway.
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Jim did several laps around the Maranello test track and saw the office where his father met with Enzo in the early 1960s. After having lunch with Eddie Cheever, they visited the engine factory and toured the museum.
We don’t know what these famous sons of racing discussed, but a Ferrari Challenge race at Talladega or Daytona would make for a nice Autofluence report from the infield. Stay tuned for more Ferrari news, and browse our exclusive listings to find a Ferrari for your collection before they plan any additional US events.