#2 Going to NBC
Another big thing that fans are upset about Brian France for is the fact that he struck a multi year deal with NBC sports to broadcast the second half of the season on their network. While the partnership has had its problems and some races have been relegated to secondary channels that are hard to reach at times, the deal gave NASCAR the money it needed to move forward.
The deal also gave NASCAR a huge uptick in publicity since some of the final races of the year would air right before Sunday night football, which was another huge thing for the sport at the time. In the end, the deal helped NASCAR on multiple levels and allowed for more casual viewers to come in and see the sport for the first time.