NASCAR CEO tries to keep court hearings private

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The head of the closely held company that stages NASCAR races is fighting to keep the public out of hearings and documents related to a battle with his ex-wife over their high-dollar divorce settlement.

Tuesday’s oral arguments before the state Court of Appeals mark the second time the court has heard NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France’s plea to close court proceedings that are generally open to the public.

The court previously ruled that the public’s right to open court proceedings outweighed France’s interest in keeping the litigation secret. After that appeals court ruling, a Mecklenburg County judge decided to reverse a peer judge and open court documents and hearings to the public.

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  • James Fontana

    France doesn’t want fans to see how much money he has accumulated of their backs with the high ticket prices and food vendor prices therefore keeping his wealth secret is important to him.