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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
Changes to the NASCAR schedule might not happen

...family that owns NASCAR, has 19 tracks on the schedule.SMI, which is owned by Char lotte, N.C., businessman Bruton Smith, has 12. If either ISC or SMI has wanted to move a race in the past, it's had to do it within its own inventory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-30/changes-nascar-schedule-mi
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-
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
Brian Vickers benefits from an expanded sponsorship deal

...texting "REDCROSS" to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross.NO TRUCKS FANS: As a track owner and promoter, Bruton Smith said it's increasingly difficult to sell tickets for Camping World Truck Series races.He playfully said one solution...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2012-11-07/brian-vickers-benefits-exp
Carl Edwards ends doubt about his ability to win again

...segments.The winner of the non-points race will earn at least $1 million. Charlotte Motor Speedway track owner Bruton Smith said he will add $1 million if any driver is able to win all five segments.There now have been 11 format changes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-03-06/carl-edwards-ends-doubt-ab