This major news source is one of the most reliable and established outlets to exist, and as such, their report carries a great deal of weight. Even some of NASCAR’s top reporters have expressed shock at the breaking news of an impending sale.
— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) May 7, 2018
Reuters says that the France family, who not only founded the company back in 1948 but have maintained a controlling stake as owners since then, are looking to sell off the legendary racing series – and are trying to find a deal.
The France family controls NASCAR through their ownership stake and holds a key position in the organization with CEO Brian France – grandson of the founder. According to this breaking news report, they have sought advice from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to look for a potential sale of their assets and interests in NASCAR.
EXCLUSIVE: Family that owns majority of NASCAR is working with Goldman Sachs to explore sale – sources pic.twitter.com/DViCMUWCXg
— Reuters Business (@ReutersBiz) May 7, 2018
If this sale goes through, it has a potential to completely change the sport forever – and in ways nobody could imagine. Just two years ago Formula One was sold off for $4.4 billion – so these kind of transactions aren’t unheard of.
Throughout the recent years, NASCAR has struggled to keep fans buying tickets to the races and viewership has dwindled significantly. Many people have thought the sport was declining in a way it could not recover from.
This story is developing and we will continue to follow this as information emerges.
Watch The Wall Street Journal’s full report on NASCAR’s decline below.