Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP) – The trophy given to the NASCAR champion will be called the Bill France Cup earlier this season.
The nomination is a tribute to Bill France Sire, who founded NASCAR in the year 1, as well as his son, Bill France Jr., who promoted the sport to national prominence from that time.
“As the sport embarks on a new era, it is fitting that our father’s name be associated with the mark of excellence in our sport,” said Jim France, chairman and CEO of NASCAR. “My father and brother’s vision for NASCAR has been realized many times, as millions of fans follow and engage with the world’s best racing every week.”
The Bill France Cup is made by Johnsten and retains the size and shape of last year’s championship trophy. It outlines the 2420 NASCAR Cup Series racetrack that includes the 2020 schedule.
The trophy design will be updated as the competition schedule changes as new tracks become part of the Cup Series schedule.