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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
Denny Hamlin wins at Bristol

...Kasey Kahne and Paul Menard rounded out the top 10. Edwards ended up 22nd.The race was the first since track owner Bruton Smith ordered a grinding of the top groove around the track in an effort to narrow the racing surface. His goal was to bring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2012-08-25/denny-hamlin-wins-bristol
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
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
Drivers, fans anxious to see how new cars fare at Bristol

...Fans hated it, and the track that boasted 55 consecutive sellouts suddenly had swaths of open seats.Track owner Bruton Smith had seen enough last March and ordered grinding to the top groove in an effort to tighten up the track and recreate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-03-16/drivers-fans-anxious-see-h
Fryer: Fans seem to prefer drama off the track

...sellouts, Bristol suddenly wasn't the toughest ticket in NASCAR. The crowd got smaller and smaller, track owner Bruton Smith couldn't take it anymore, and he demanded changes last summer.The result ? the grinding of the high line around...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-03-18/fryer-fans-seem-prefer-dra
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