#4 Not focusing on younger drivers
Another problem with NASCAR on NBC is that while some fans will be excited to have the focus back on Dale Jr, it takes away from the focus of the young drivers who are still trying to make a name for themselves. Of course Jr isn’t really to blame here and will probably do his best to put over the next generations of racing stars, but a lot of them achieving that will have to do with the focus.
While Jr coming back after his retirement one year ago will be a huge moment for The sport of NASCAR, it is almost criminal for the sport and NBC to focus on that instead of the young stars and what is happening on the track. Its also a way to further divide the fan base, which is something NASCAR really can’t afford right now.