#4 Not listening to fans.
The France family has made a happen of not listening to the fans lately, but no one has really been able to figure out while. Some believe its an effort to focus on the younger generation and try to make the sport a mainstream entity. While that could actually be true, especially with the focus on rookie drivers, they could also be trying to appeal to a potential buyer as well.
Think about it! If NASCAR isn’t implementing new formats and new rules packages with fans in mind, they are obviously trying to appeal to someone else. Who that someone else is remains to be seen, but there is at least a good chance that the person is a potential buyer that wants to see a more mainstream product before they consider buying.