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Track owner Bruton Smith has knack for making headlines

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bruton Smith just can't help himself sometimes.The eccentric track owner this week suggested he might move a race away from Charlotte Motor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-05-21/track-owner-bruton-smith-has-knac
Promoter Bruton Smith's idea is opposed by NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Bruton Smith has an idea on how to create more excitement in NASCAR.NASCAR President Mike Helton doesn't sound very interested in the billionaire...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2012-07-05/promoter-bruton-smiths-ide
Smith seen as visionary, radical

...here in less than 2« years. Bruton Smith is a visionary, a radical and...everyone knows he'll get one. "Bruton Smith rolled some very big dice to put...breach of contingency fee, and Bruton Smith countersued, alleging that one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/04/06/oth_206446.shtml
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Smith's son takes over after Wheeler opts to step down

Marcus Smith , son of billionaire track owner Bruton Smith , was selected as Humpy Wheeler 's successor Wednesday...years of running Lowe's Motor Speedway last week. Bruton Smith endorsed his 34-year-old son for the jobs. Marcus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/29/nas_460317.shtml
Nascar
Fryer: Selfies can fix NASCAR's attendance woes

...get on the 38-race schedule. Las Vegas Motor Speedway wants a second date, but can't have one unless track owner Bruton Smith is willing to move a race at one of his other tracks.There's no logic at all in having Dover and Pocono back-to-back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-06-02/fryer-selfies-can-fix-nasc
Bill Elliott, Terry Labonte headline NASCAR's latest list of hall of fame nominees

...driver Benny Parsons, driver Larry Phillips, the first black driver to win a NASCAR race, Wendell Scott, track owner Bruton Smith, personality Curtis Turner, driver Joe Weatherly, and driver Rex White.Also up for induction for the Landmark Award...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-02-21/cup-champion-drivers-bill-
NASCAR chairman Bill France steady during credibility crisis

...the time. We debate issues sometimes. I'm proud to say sometimes I win. I'd like to win all the time," said Bruton Smith, owner of Speedway Motorsports Inc. and the late Bill France Jr.'s biggest adversary. "But I don't. We'll...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-09-21/nascar-chairman-bill-franc
Dale Jarrett among 25 nominees for NASCAR call

...the 25 nominees announced Wednesday for next year's Hall of Fame class ? a list that finally includes track magnate Bruton Smith.Only five nominees are new to the list, with the other 20 carrying over from last year. Joining Jarrett and Smith...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-04-10/dale-jarrett-among-25-nomi
Drivers upset by new grooves at Bristol

...at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch, after all, has five Cup victories at Bristol.But that was before track owner Bruton Smith decided grinding the race track would potentially lure fans back to the track after several years of declining attendance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2012-08-24/drivers-upset-new-grooves-
Bumping, banging back at Bristol

...turned their backs on Bristol in droves. Yet another disappointing crowd in March was the final straw for track owner Bruton Smith, who ordered changes to the track surface in the hopes the action would pick up and the fans would return.He got exactly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2012-08-26/bumping-banging-back-brist