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Despite getting nabbed for street racing, driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance, the grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France is reportedly off the hook and back on the race track. A Florida judge dismissed the charges against J.C. France after it became apparent that the Daytona Beach officer that arrested the heir to the racing throne was actually outside of his jurisdiction. As a result, France is off scot free.

Last year, France was caught allegedly street racing in a 2007 Lamborghini against his half-brother and roommate Russel Van Richmond. After the charges were filed, France was suspended from racing in the NASCAR-owned Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Daytona Prototype Series where he drives for the Brumos Porsche-Riley team.

For his transgressions, France has missed out on a grand total of four races. We can't seem to tell whether this is a blatant example of the good ol' boy system run amok or a painful reminder of just how inadequate the NASCAR drug testing system still is. Either way, we hope France takes some time to realize just how lucky he was to not have killed anyone last October or to have wound up behind bars with a lifetime ban from racing.

[Source: Courant | Image: TMZ]Report: NASCAR founder's grandson allowed to race after botched arrest for street racing, cocaine possession originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 28 Apr 2010 09:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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