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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-
Reward outweighs risk at Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte

...sprint. The winner of the 10-lapper will earn at least $1 million. If a driver wins all five segments, track owner Bruton Smith personally will pay a $1 million bonus.The starting lineup for the final 10-lap segment will be based on the average...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-05-15/reward-outweighs-risk-spri
Carl Edwards honors Dick Trickle, wins pole for all-star race

...Jimmie (Johnson) played it the best obviously. For this year, that's entirely out the window."Track owner Bruton Smith also added some incentive by offering an additional $1 million incentive if a driver can win all four segments and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-05-17/carl-edwards-honors-dick-t
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
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
Matt Kenseth to leave Roush Fenway Racing after season

...Interstate 71 and never got to the race track for the inaugural race at the 1.5-mile speedway. Since then, track owner Bruton Smith bought additional land and prepared another 150 acres that weren't used a year ago that can accommodate 20,000 cars...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2012-06-27/matt-kenseth-leave-roush-f
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
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