The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is a family-owned and -operated business venture that sanctions and governs multiple auto-racing sports events. Bill France, Sr. founded NASCAR in 1948; his grandson Brian France became the CEO in 2003.NASCAR is motorsport's preeminent stock-car racing organization.The three largest racing-series sanctioned by this company are the Sprint Cup Series, theXfinity Series, and the Camping World Truck Series. The company also oversees NASCAR Local Racing, the Whelen Modified Tour, the Whelen All-American Series, and the NASCAR iRacing.com Series. NASCAR sanctions over 1,500 races at over 100 tracks in 39 of the 50 US states as well as in Canada. NASCAR has presented exhibition races at the Suzuka and Motegi circuits in Japan, the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez inMexico, and the Calder Park Thunderdome in Australia.