#10 The rumor.
It was reported by Reuters last week that three anonymous sources familiar with the situation claim that The France family has teamed up with Goldman Sachs to shop around for a potential buyer for NASCAR. While some financial experts claim that it is a move to see how much the sport is worth, some others see it as The France family getting out of The NASCAR business.
With that in mind and the litany of problems the sport is going through right now with lower attendance, sagging ratings, less fan support and a plethora of retiring drivers, there is at least some possibility that The France family would consider selling the sport. In fact, some are claiming its the one way to save the sport at this point in time.