NASCAR Chief Divorce Docs: Brian France’s Ex Spending ‘Staggers’ Guy With Over $500 Million
NASCAR chief divorce documents unsealed on Wednesday expose previously untold details about the bitter 2008 split between Brian France and his two-times ex, Megan France. NASCAR exec Brian and his attorneys had fought for years to keep the paperwork sealed under a court order. Their efforts failed, and a staggering 3,000 pages of what a North Carolina appeals court agreed were public records are now open to one and all.
The contentious couple was actually married twice and divorced twice. The first marriage ran from 2001 to 2005, and the second went from 2005 to 2008. But they won’t be going for number three, since Megan France has since reportedly married someone else.
In case you were wondering, the divorce docs proved that being NASCAR chief is extremely well-compensated. Brian France had $564 million in assets in 2005, and he’s expected to inherit enough from his parents to eventually join the billionaire’s club.
His grandfather Bill France Sr. founded NASCAR, a multi-billion dollar business that has become one of the most popular sports on the globe.
And where there’s money, there’s going to be a fight over money.
Megan France was awarded $9 million in alimony and an additional $10,000 a month in child support for their twins born in 2006.
But she said he was verbally abusive and didn’t pay on time. Her paperwork accused him of once delaying a $3 million payment. Ouch.
He fired back by saying that she spent “staggering sums” of money on family and friends. He also said that she made “disparaging” comments about him to friends, which he considered a violation of their confidentiality agreement.
Hey, they’re probably both deeply unpleasant human beings but I’m not sure a guy with over $500 million to his name can accuse someone else of wretched excess. Especially when it sounds like he’s accusing her of being too generous about sharing her much lesser wealth with those around her.
What’s your gut reaction to the release of the NASCAR chief divorce docs?