#1 Moving to NBC
NASCAR struck a deal with NBC worth 4.4 billion dollars to air the second half of The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season over the next ten years and while the deal was good for the sport, it wasn’t good for the fans. Not only were fans subjected to some of the worst television execution in the sports history, some fans couldn’t even watch the race due to it not being on a main channel anymore.
Of course part of the deal with NBC allowed for a certain number of races to be broadcast on NBC, which would give the sport a chance to appeal to a new fan base, but it was not fun for longtime fans at all. In the end, NBC continues to air less and less races on their main channel every year and that should be a sign more than anything that this partnership isn’t panning out how NBC has hoped.