Busch had a media event Tuesday in SC for Darlington Raceway and said he hopes France's issues don't "affect NASCAR in a negative way".
France has taken a leave absence as chairman and CEO of NASCAR following his Sunday night arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone.
The impact the arrest had on NASCAR, which has been in desperate need of positive news, was immediate.
Busch believes NASCAR needs to move forward.
Jim France, Brian's uncle and the vice chairman and executive vice president of NASCAR, is now the interim chairman and CEO. "Brian's been our leader for a long time".
The owner of Speedway Motorsports Inc. has called on all NASCAR stakeholders to rally around the series following the arrest of Chairman and CEO Brian France.
Jim France and Lesa France Kennedy have always been in the mix of both NASCAR and International Speedway Corp., but the role of face of the family fell to Brian.
The 56-year-old France was stopped by a Sag Harbor, New York, police officer for running a stop sign early Sunday night. Smith told The Associated Press that it's imperative for participants to support the series. NASCAR has gone through tough times in recent years and looked to be finally turning things around before France dented the brand's image.
"The one thing that I hope is that Brian gets in front of the people that he needs to get in front of and gets the assistance and help that he needs to make sure this is something that doesn't happen again. That being said, it's a great sport and we go forward and we all should be very protective of it and be willing to lend a helping hand".
So it is basically business as usual for NASCAR, and that's exactly the way it should be, said longtime France family adversary Bruton Smith.
Kevin Harvick also offered his best wishes to Brian France.
Because NASCAR is privately owned and run in large part by Brian France, Jim France and Brian's sister, Lesa France Kennedy, there is no clear indication of how hands-on Brian France was or what kind of void his absence will create.
NASCAR has said nothing as of Tuesday beyond confirming that Brian France has taken a leave and Jim France has assumed his duties. He's held the position since 2003 and made radical changes to the racing product that have coincided with a steep decline in NASCAR's attendance and television ratings.
"I think NASCAR, owners and drivers need to get on the same page to reverse the trend, and everyone has to share in the responsibility", Sabates said, arguing Brian France deserves a spot in the sport when he decides to return. He defended France to The Associated Press on Tuesday as "the most loyal friend anyone can have" and said the entire industry shoulders blame for NASCAR's slide. But many believe Jim France, the second son of NASCAR's founder, can be a steadying hand in trying times for the series. He's a third-generation leader of the company, which his late grandfather, Bill France Sr., founded in 1948. Brian's uncle Jim France who is the executive vice president and vice chairman at NASCAR will be promoted to interim Chairman and CEO.