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Josh Hodges and Ricky Thornton Jr. captured the lion's share of Sunday night honors at Canyon Speedway Park by racing to victory lane in round three of Winter Challenge.  Click to read the full story…

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The world will be coming to Daytona Int'l Speedway for the grand opening of its motorsports stadium, with a solid international field set for the debut race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30-31. Click to read the full story…

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Recently received entries for the upcoming NAPA Know How Gambler's Classic in Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., have pushed the field of three-quarter (TQ) midgets to nearly 100 men and machines. Click to read the full story…

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The Winter Showdown 250, slated for Feb. 28 at Kern County Raceway Park, is already one of the nation's richest short-track events, but the event's prize list increased again with the addition of a $2,000 cash award to the event's fast qualifier and a $2,000 award to the first driver who doesn't make the cut in the Winter Showdown Last Chance Qualifier. Click to read the full story…

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The first Australian Nationals to be held at Calder Park Raceway in 15 years was a roaring success with two days of big crowds, great racing and giant performances. Click to read the full story…

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Jamie Veal dominated Sunday night's 44th annual Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway. Click to read the full story…

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Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey won his second consecutive Monster Energy AMA Supercross race of the season before 42,943 fans Saturday night at Angel Stadium. Click to read the full story…

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Five of NASCAR's iconic figures - four drivers and one motorsports entrepreneur - were enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Saturday afternoon during the Induction Ceremony held in the Crown Ball Room at the Charlotte Convention Center. Click to read the full story…

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Bryan Clauson and Hunter Marriott took center stage by posting Saturday night feature wins as 101 cars filled the pit area at Canyon Speedway Park for the second of five Winter Challenge rounds of competition. Click to read the full story…

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Five persons who have made a lasting contribution to the Sports Car Club of America were officially inducted into the SCCA Hall of Fame Saturday night as the 2016 SCCA National Convention came to a close at South Point Hotel and Casino. Click to read the full story…

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O. Bruton Smith
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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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July 22-24

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