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TOYOTA DEBUTS REDESIGNED NASCAR CAMRY
Toyota unveiled the new NASCAR Toyota Camry race car in unison with the debut of the 2018 production Camry at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday. Click to read the full story…

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RPM ACT REINTRODUCED TO U.S. HOUSE
U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and his colleagues have reintroduced H.R. 350, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2017, to the U.S. House of Representatives. Click to read the full story…

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STEWART FRIESEN TO RUN FULL TRUCK SCHEDULE
Chris Larsen and Stewart Friesen have partnered to form Halmar Friesen Racing and the pair plans to run the full NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule with Friesen as the driver. Click to read the full story…

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POWRi REVEALS NATIONAL MIDGET SCHEDULE
The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series has released a 29-event schedule for the season that runs from March to October. Click to read the full story…

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PETERHANSEL BESTS LOEB DURING 7TH DAKAR STAGE
St├ęphane Peterhansel bested teammate and rival S├ębastien Loeb to win Monday's seventh stage of the Dakar Rally. Click to read the full story…

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IT'S ALL ROCZEN IN SUPERCROSS OPENER
The Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship, opened to a sold out crowd of 45,050 fans on Saturday night at Angel Stadium. Click to read the full story…

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PIERCE CONTROLS WILD WEST SHOOTOUT
The Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout kicked off Saturday night at Arizona Speedway with Bobby Pierce leading all 30 laps of the feature on the three-eighths-mile dirt track. Click to read the full story…

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20 DRIVERS SET FOR VACUWORX RACE OF CHAMPIONS
The Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions will enter its ninth year with a field of 20 former VIROC winners, owner champion choices and Chili Bowl driver champions set for the 20-lap shootout. Click to read the full story…

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ROSS WECE WILL LIVE CHILI BOWL DREAM
There are many different paths to becoming a race car driver. Starting as a videographer from southern Illinois isn't necessarily one of them, unless you're Ross Wece. Click to read the full story…

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JANI & REBELLION PACE ROAR TESTING
Before this week, Swiss driver Neel Jani, pilot of the Gibson-powered No. 13 Rebellion Racing ORECA LM P2 car, had never seen Daytona Int'l Speedway, and had never driven the car he is racing. Click to read the full story…

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TRAVIS BERRYHILL BREAKS THROUGH IN TULSA
Adding to the list of first time winners at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, Travis Berryhill solidified his spot in Saturday's championship feature with a preliminary night victory during Wednesday's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa Qualifying Night at the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Click to read the full story…

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CARL EDWARDS EXPLAINS JGR DEPARTURE
Less than two months after coming up just short in his bid to win the NASCAR premier series championship, Carl Edwards announced his departure from the sport Wednesday morning at Joe Gibbs Racing. Click to read the full story…

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SPRINT CAR POLL HONORS BRYAN CLAUSON
Late sprint car driver Bryan Clauson was named the recipient of the 2016 Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport by all three voting panels of the North American Sprint Car Poll. Click to read the full story…

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ALEXANDER ROSSI GETS HIS BABY BORG
For Alexander Rossi, winning the 100th Indianapolis 500 has been like spreading his Christmas gifts throughout the entire year. Click to read the full story…

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BILLY MOYER TAKES COMMAND OUT WEST
Veteran Billy Moyer drove to victory during round three of the Wild West Shootout at Arizona Speedway on Wednesday evening. Click to read the full story…

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O. Bruton Smith
Inducted into
NASCAR Hall of Fame


EDITOR’S NOTE: An O. Bruton Smith bio, timeline of key dates in his career and historical photos through the years are available for download here.


CHARLOTTE, NC (Jan. 23, 2016) – A passionate and innovative pioneer in the sport of auto racing, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. founder and Executive Chairman O. Bruton Smith was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Saturday, after dedicating his life to creating unforgettable at-track experiences for millions of race fans across the country.


“Being inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame is truly an honor,” Smith said. “For nearly 60 years, my life’s work has been to build first-rate facilities and host world-class events for fans around the country. Along with thousands of my employees, I have worked hard for the fans in hopes of providing each of them a truly unforgettable experience every time they walk through the gates. When I say, ‘we work for the fans,’ I really take it to heart. I look forward to seeing Speedway Motorsports continue to lead the way in innovation and fan fun for many years to come.”


Smith, who purchased then-Sears Point Raceway in 1996, was introduced at the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony by fellow inductee Darrell Waltrip.


“In order to move into the major leagues of professional sports, NASCAR needed to offer its fans a major league event experience and no one has done more to elevate the quality of that experience than Bruton Smith.  He has never been afraid to invest, innovate or improve, and all of us in the sport have benefited from that commitment.  Bruton Smith absolutely deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.”


A native of Oakboro, North Carolina, Smith charted his course to a successful career with hard work and unwavering dedication. After years of promoting races across the South, Smith began construction of his lifelong dream, a 1.5-mile superspeedway, north of Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1959. The following year Charlotte Motor Speedway hosted NASCAR’s first-ever 600-mile race, the World 600.


Over the next 56 years, Smith has expanded his motorsports empire to include eight premier motorsports facilities, including Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway. A dynamic business leader, Smith consolidated his motorsports holdings in 1994 and founded Speedway Motorsports, Inc. The following year he made it the first motorsports company to trade on the New York Stock Exchange (TRK).


Among other fan-facing innovations, Smith is credited with bringing luxury dining facilities to his tracks, being the first to offer year-round living accommodations and introducing elaborate pre-race shows to his NASCAR weekends.


In 1992, Smith oversaw the construction of a state-of-the-art 1,200-fixture MUSCO lighting installation at Charlotte Motor Speedway, allowing it to be the first superspeedway to host night racing. In 2002, Smith helped take the wraps off a $100-million Modernization Plan at then-Infineon Raceway, which transformed the facility into the premier road-racing venue in the country.


In 2011, Charlotte Motor Speedway unveiled what was then the world’s largest HDTV along the backstretch of the iconic speedway, revolutionizing the at-track fan experience. Smith has since topped his own world record with the nearly 21,000-square-foot “Big Hoss TV” at Texas Motor Speedway, and this year, the world's largest outdoor, permanent, center-hung digital display, Colossus, will make its video debut at Bristol Motor Speedway.


In addition to his work in motorsports entertainment, Smith has created a legacy of service and giving through Speedway Children’s Charities. The mission of Speedway Children's Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded upon in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives. With chapters at each of Speedway Motorsports’ eight properties, Speedway Children’s Charities has donated more than $46 million to deserving charities across the country since its inception.


Six-time NASCAR Modified champion Jerry Cook, 1970 NASCAR champion Bobby Isaac, two-time champion Terry Labonte and Curtis Turner, the “Babe Ruth of stock car racing,” joined Smith as 2016 inductees during Friday night’s ceremony at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.


About Speedway Motorsports, Inc.


Speedway Motorsports, Inc. is a leading marketer, promoter and sponsor of motorsports entertainment in the United States. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates the following premier facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway. The Company provides souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiaries; manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars and parts through its U.S. Legend Cars International subsidiary; and produces and broadcasts syndicated motorsports programming to radio stations nationwide through its Performance Racing Network subsidiary. For more information, about the company, please visit the Speedway Motorsports website.

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Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival
June 2-5


Toyota/Save Mart 350
NASCAR Weekend
June 24-26


NHRA Division 7 drag races, presented by Korbel 
July 22-24


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July 29-July 31


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Sept. 16-18


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Oct. 1-2


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