#7 Sponsorship situation.
Interestingly enough, the rumor that The France family was deciding whether to sell the sport or not comes only weeks after it was announced that Monster Energy would not serve as The Cup Series primary sponsor past the 2019 season. This leaves officials little time to find a replacement sponsor, which may be part of the reason why The France family is shopping for buyers.
The news also comes after major sponsor, Lowe’s has announced it will walk away from the sport after the 2018 season, which leaves NASCAR’s best statistical driver looking for a sponsor for next year. If that’s not a sign that NASCAR and its drivers are experiencing a fall from grace, then nothing will convince you!
The question however is whether or not these problems will add fuel to the fire and help The France family decide to sell the sport or not.