Brian France says he’s happy with the changes NASCAR has made I NASCAR RACE DAY

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Brian France addresses the media in Miami to say he's optimistic about the state of NASCAR and excited about what the future holds.

- I'm really more optimistic right now, and I know you may expect me to say that. But you know, we've made the transition largely. We've gotten, you know, the council meetings going. We have the young drivers already in place. We'd like a couple more, of course. We've got some diversity, you know, with Bubba Wallace going in the 43 car. We like that, and we'd love to see more of that. And we like all of the changes that we've made in the last four or five years, you know, including stage racing this year, and it has created the things that we thought were important.

- So Larry, it would be hard to disagree with his statement there, that there is a lot to like going on in NASCAR right now.

- One thing I've always applauded NASCAR is they're not afraid of change. And you heard Brian say it, we have went through a lot of different changes over the last four to five years. But I do get a sensation and a feeling that we are content right now. We like what we've got, and the thing I'm most excited about 2018, I'm seeing very little to no change. We're going to let it breathe for just a little bit.

- Yeah, and I think we need to. You talk about changes. One of the biggest changes we've ever seen in the history of this sport came this year with the introduction of the stages. And I got to say, it was a home run. I mean, you couldn't ask for anything better than what those stages created. We've got all these young guys coming in right now, as Brian alluded to right there. With these young guys, they're going to have their opportunities to go out there and make a name and really take this sport to new levels.