Saturday, April 28, 2018

Rest in Peace – Jim Foster

Rest in Peace – Jim Foster

Former Speedway President Dead at 91

Jim Foster, the fourth president of Daytona International Speedway, died after a decade-long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Foster had been in Halifax Hospice for two weeks before his death.

Rest in Peace – Jim Foster"Jim Foster was a trusted friend and confidant of the France Family, working directly with Bill France Sr. and Bill France Jr. at both ISC and NASCAR. Jim’s importance to the growth of those companies and the motorsports industry overall cannot be overstated. Jim set standards in many areas that we strive to adhere to each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Babs, and the rest of his family. Godspeed, Jim." France Family Statement

Foster was a World War II veteran. He answered the call to duty at the young age of seventeen when he volunteered for the Navy. Most importantly, Jim was a family man most of his life. 

“He was the strong one in the family,” said his wife of 63 years, Babs Foster. “We just relied on his good judgement and common sense which always seemed to get us through. He was a kind and gentle spirit, which made people love him for that. We had some good years and had a wonderful life together.”

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