What would you say if I told that the impaired driving arrest of NASCAR CEO Brian France was no surprise to me? When a pattern of behavior begins to show itself, it’s just a matter of time.
Only the cruelest of humans would not wish for anything less than a full and swift recovery. Regardless of how he’s managed NASCAR, Brian France is a human being with a family, and this is/has affected them as much as it has him. It’s also comforting to know no one was injured in the moments leading to the stop that resulted in his arrest.
There’s one good thing that comes with financial riches: France can get the help he needs and get the best. Anyone who’s struggled with substances and addictions knows he’s going to have to go “all in” to beat it. It won’t be easy, but it can be done. Before he does further harm to himself or others, the son of NASCAR’s founder has an opportunity to start anew.
As we all know, his reins have been handed to his uncle- Jim France. Before all of this, there was talk of the France family selling out. How this changes things remains to be seen. Regardless, Brian France is out of the picture for the foreseeable future, and Jim France is in.
Brian France has not been much for a presence at the track. Jim can do that, and he should. NASCAR needs leadership, and regardless of the other players, anyone who knows the sport knows that NASCAR is the France family sandbox. Jim seems to command a certain level of respect, and can hopefully parlay that into some much needed guidance.
You can’t go back to the beginning. You can start a new beginning and create a better end. It’s up to you NASCAR. Just my two cents worth.