Nomination period opens for The NASCAR Foundation’s 2019 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

On the heels of NASCAR’s most prestigious event, the Daytona 500, The NASCAR Foundation has started the nomination process for one of the sport’s most prestigious off-track honors, the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award.

The award honors the philanthropic ideals and vision of the late Betty Jane France, who started the foundation in 2006. Nominations will close on Friday, March 22. The nomination form can be accessed online at; completed forms can be submitted via e-mail or regular mail.

The NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award is presented annually to a NASCAR fan in recognition of community service that has significantly impacted the health and wellbeing of children, which was a lifelong focus of France’s philanthropic efforts – and her vision for The NASCAR Foundation’s focus.

Four award finalists and the charitable causes they represent will be announced in November; after a one-month on-line vote, the award winner will be announced during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards in December. Each finalist will receive a minimum $25,000 donation from The NASCAR Foundation, with a $100,000 donation provided to the award winner.

“We are coming off an outstanding year when the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award really connected with our fan base,” said Nichole Krieger, executive director of The NASCAR Foundation.

“The connection produced nominees that embodied what our award is all about. They loved their work, but they also loved NASCAR. We anticipate a similar turnout this year and are excited to see the nominations start coming in.”