France: Earlier remarks 'misunderstood'

Updated: January 22, 2009, 8:15 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- NASCAR chairman Brian France doesn't plan to leave the sport, which has been run by a member of his family since it began in 1949, anytime soon.

France's intentions came under question after he said last month at a motorsports marketing forum in New York that he would not be in the sport for 30 years like his father, Bill France Jr.

That, along with speculation from a few years ago that the 46-year-old France might relocate an existing NFL franchise ...

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