Did you know when NASCAR debuted, the cars had to be identical to ones you could buy? This is why it’s called “stock” car racing. These days, the only thing “stock” about NASCAR vehicles are the chassis. One look underneath the hood and you’re transported to another world full of modifications and enhancements. Like steroids in MLB, not everything is always as clean as it seems in racing. Teams will do anything to get an edge and hope they won’t get caught. Of course, as much as we love racing, we love scandals just as much. These are the worst scandals NASCAR has ever seen. You won’t believe what led to Carl Long’s career ending in 2009!
CEO Brian France Got Busted For Oxycodone
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Brian France made the wrong decision in August 2018 when he decided to drive home drunk. Weaving through the Hamptons, the cops pulled NASCAR’s Chairman and CEO over. Not only did he blow twice the legal limit on his sobriety test, but the police also found oxycodone in his car.
France was arrested, and NASCAR released this statement, “We are aware of an incident that occurred last night and are in the process of gathering information.” France announced he will take an indefinite absence from the organization his family founded in 1948.