JUDGE ORDERS UNSEALING OF FRANCE FILES

Remember those court documents whose unsealing would have "huge adverse effects for Mr. France"? A Mecklenburg, N.C., judge has ruled that they should be unsealed and that NASCAR chairman Brian France's lawsuit against his ex-wife Megan should be open to the public. A previous judge had gone to extraordinary lengths to keep details of the case from the public. France's attorneys will appeal. The Raleigh News & Observer reports that the judge is not expected to issue a written order ...

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BRIAN FRANCE CLAIMS FLORIDA RESIDENCE

Our long, national nightmare continues. Re: Jeremy Mayfield case. Scene Daily reports that NASCAR chairman Brian France has submitted documents to U.S. District Court that his lawyers say will prove that France's primary residence is in the state of Florida. Earlier this year in North Carolina state court, in another case (how many cases does he have going?), France claimed he was both a resident of Florida and North Carolina. That case involved former in-laws living in a house France owned in N ...

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TOP STORY NO. 14: DOUBLE-FILE RESTARTS

Every time I have an excuse to include a scene from “Swingers,” I try and do it. My editor usually removes these clips. But when you talk about doubling down and have an excuse to see Vince Vaughn when he weighed 37 pounds, we’re all big winners.  Oh yeah, I forgot to mention double-file restarts, which got me thinking about doubling down, which you should always do on 11. WHAT HAPPENED?Back in June, NASCAR implemented double-file restarts for cars on the lead lap. ...

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NASCAR SEEKS TO DENY MAYFIELD’S LAWYERS INFO FROM FRANCE’S EX-WIFE

Jeremy Mayfield's lawyers are trying to collect information from a lawsuit Brian France filed against his ex-wife Megan in 2008. And in what is mostly likely not a coincidence, they have chosen Dec. 4 - the day of the Sprint Cup banquet - to depose France's ex-wife. The Frances were divorced in April 2008. Brian France sued his ex-wife in North Carolina Superior Court in September 2008. NASCAR has asked a federal court to block Mayfield's request for the information and is asking the court to mo ...

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FOR SALE: ONE RUINED CAREER

CATAWBA, N.C. _ As NASCAR wraps up its 2009 season in sunny Homestead, Fla., over 800 miles to the north former Sprint Cup driver Jeremy Mayfield held an auction to sell off his personal property and real estate. Nearly 3,000 people showed up on a sunny, fall day to bid on items that ranged from vintage cars to heavy equipment to a 13,000 square-foot home.Mayfield was suspended in May after NASCAR announced the independent owner/driver had failed a drug test. Involved in numerous lawsuits with N ...

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