The following is a statement from Speedway Motorsports, Inc. President and CEO Marcus Smith on the passing of Betty Jane France:

"Our Speedway Motorsports' family extends our deepest sympathies to the France family today and mourns with all of NASCAR on the passing of Betty Jane France. She had an unwavering heart for service as evidenced by her tireless work with the NASCAR Foundation and passion for helping children in need. She touched many lives in such a positive way. Her guiding voice to expand the sport's contributions and community involvement beyond the speedway will be her everlasting legacy."

About Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
Speedway Motorsports, Inc. is a leading marketer, promoter and sponsor of motorsports entertainment in the United States. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates the following premier facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway. The Company provides souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiaries; manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars and parts through its U.S. Legend Cars International subsidiary; and produces and broadcasts syndicated motorsports programming to radio stations nationwide through its Performance Racing Network subsidiary. For more information about the company, please visit the Speedway Motorsports website.