While some race fans may find it hard to believe, there are some things over which NASCAR has little to no control.
As the Observer unveils its fifth list of the 25 most influential people, places and things in NASCAR, some of those things NASCAR can’t control have wielded great influence.
This year’s list includes some new entities and some that have shifted in influence. But all are important.
The 2015 list (with last year’s rank):
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