The winner of the Ugly Category is Brian France getting arrested in the state of New York for drunk driving and position of a controlled Substance. The substance found was 5 oxycodone pills aka pills that are a type of an opioid. Brian plead not guilty and still going through a trial. The man is a total disgrace to NASCAR and I feel sorry for his 7 year old twins for having Brian as a parent.
What makes this the winner is a combination of things. Brian France at the time was the Chairman and CEO of NASCAR at the time of his arrest. Anytime a CEO/ Chairman gets arrest for drugs and alcohol, it is the worst thing from a pr standpoint besides having NASCAR fans faces in horror. This also makes NASCAR fans wonder how much of the rules and stuff he approved of was done under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Brian was in the same state as NASCAR was holding a Xfinity and cup race, but Brian decided not go to the race track at all. Brian made the choice of getting drunk and I'm guessing taking opioids instead at his New York home. Since Brian France was known not show up at race tracks during NASCAR race weekends, it gives people the impression the CEO on NASCAR doesn't care about his product, but rather get drunk and do drugs during race weekends instead.
This is not the first time Brian France did bad driving while in charge of NASCAR. Back in 2006, Brian France crashed his into a tree in Florida, but the police didn't come right away with the police believing he was picking up his soda story. A lot of people including the media thought at the time he actually crashed into a tree drunk.
Brian France was actually strange at the Cup Awards ceremony last year at La Vegas and the arrest in New York explains his awards ceremony behavior sadly. The fact is Brian needed to be checked in a rehab center after his behavior at Las Vegas last year. The Truth Brian France's Sister and Uncle needed to step in after in his strange behavior at Cup Awards Ceremony last year and instead Brian's behavior left NASCAR a big black eye.
Let's hope he gets the help he obviously needs.