50 Most Influential: No. 10 — Brian France
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Chairman & CEO
NASCARCHANGE FROM 2013: +2
Say what you will about NASCAR’s new elimination-style Chase for the Sprint Cup, it did exactly what France hoped it would: garnered attention, and TV viewers, at a time of year when the sport faces stiff competition from pro and college football. Next up, new media partner NBC joins incumbent Fox as they try to build on the momentum France and NASCAR have regained.
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