Ferrari meets Nascar. Lesa France Kennedy and son Ben visit Ferrari
Maranello, 5 July – Ferrari welcomed a special guest today, in the person of Lesa France Kennedy, CEO of the International Speedway Corporation and a member of the Nascar board of directors. She is currently travelling to France with her son Ben, who this weekend is racing at Tours, in the first European round of the season in the stock car series.
After a tour of the factory and the Ferrari Classiche and F1 Clienti departments, to see some of the historic jewels from the marque’s past, the programme then moved on to a track session with the 458 Challenge, the car used by Ferrari for its one-make series. This year, in its GT form, it made its debut in the Grand AM series.
It’s a significant return for the Maranello company, which brings back memories of times past, reinforcing the links Ferrari has with its American fans. It also continues the long tradition dating back to the days of Enzo Ferrari and Bill France Snr., the co-founder of Nascar, as mentioned by his granddaughter , Lesa Kennedy, in recalling that the presence of Ferrari cars in the championship acquired by Nascar in 2008 has a significance that goes beyond the actual racing.