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February 4, 2006 | Martin Henderson, Times Staff Writer
One of the most influential men in motor sports has his eye on the National Hot Rod Assn., the Glendora-based sanctioning body that oversees most drag racing in the United States. Bruton Smith, whose Speedway Motorsports Inc., rivals the France family's International Speedway Corp. in racetrack ownership, told The Times on Friday he wanted to buy the NHRA's assets. SMI owns three NHRA drag strips, at Las Vegas, Sonoma and Bristol, Tenn.
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February 4, 2006 | Martin Henderson, Times Staff Writer
One of the most influential men in motor sports has his eye on the National Hot Rod Assn., the Glendora-based sanctioning body that oversees most drag racing in the United States. Bruton Smith, whose Speedway Motorsports Inc., rivals the France family's International Speedway Corp. in racetrack ownership, told The Times on Friday he wanted to buy the NHRA's assets. SMI owns three NHRA drag strips, at Las Vegas, Sonoma and Bristol, Tenn.
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July 31, 1999 | Associated Press
The promoter of the speedway where three spectators were killed during an Indy Racing League event in May is leaning toward not bringing the series back to the track. Speedway Motorsports Inc. is concerned about how questions of fan safety, declining attendance and car design could affect the IRL's future at Lowe's Motor Speedway at Charlotte, company president H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler said Friday.
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July 31, 1999 | Associated Press
The promoter of the speedway where three spectators were killed during an Indy Racing League event in May is leaning toward not bringing the series back to the track. Speedway Motorsports Inc. is concerned about how questions of fan safety, declining attendance and car design could affect the IRL's future at Lowe's Motor Speedway at Charlotte, company president H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler said Friday.
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December 11, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
Speedway Motorsports Inc., an automobile racetrack operator, said it bought the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and nearby real estate for about $215 million in cash to expand its share of the market. The Concord, N.C.-based company didn't identify the parties selling the 1,300-acre racing facility or the 1.4 million square feet of warehouse space and 300 acres of nearby land. Speedway Motorsports said it intends to sell the additional real estate within 12 months.
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March 16, 2007 | JIM PELTZ
What's new in motor sports heading into this weekend: 1) NASCAR's Nextel Cup series arrives in Hampton, Ga., for Sunday's Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, one of several tracks owned by Speedway Motorsports Inc. The company's president, H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler, was asked by Wall Street analysts last week about the weakness in attendance at some NASCAR races.
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November 23, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
England fired Coach Steve McClaren on Thursday, a day after failing to qualify for the 2008 European Championship by losing at home to Croatia. Football Assn. Chairman Geoff Thompson said McClaren's contract had been terminated along with that of assistant Terry Venables. Needing only a draw at Wembley Stadium to qualify for Euro 2008, England was beaten, 3-2, by Croatia on Wednesday night. Croatia had already qualified, and the other spot from Group E went to Russia.
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May 15, 2004 | Mike Kupper, Times Staff Writer
NASCAR fans shouldn't have to worry anymore about getting sunstroke at California Speedway. In announcing its 2005 Nextel Cup schedule Friday -- the most controversial in the 56-year history of the stock car racing sanctioning body -- NASCAR slotted the Auto Club 500, traditionally a May race, on Feb. 27, the week after the Daytona 500.
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March 10, 2007 | Jim Peltz, Times Staff Writer
Kasey Kahne wasn't ready to relinquish the track record at Las Vegas Motor Speedway simply because they changed the track. Kahne won the pole position Friday for Sunday's Nextel Cup race as he and most of the field obliterated his previous track record, as expected, thanks to the revamped Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The track was repaved in the off-season and its corner banking was raised to 20 degrees from 12, lifting speeds for this year's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400. Kahne set a lap record of 184.
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July 12, 2000 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shares of International Speedway Corp. crashed hard Tuesday after the leading provider of NASCAR stock-car races warned of lower-than-expected earnings for its fiscal third quarter ending Aug. 31 and for next year as well. The stock (ticker: ISCA) tumbled $8.50 a share, or 20%, to a 52-week low of $34.50 in heavy trading on the Nasdaq Market, as more than 6 million shares changed hands. Stocks of some other racetrack operators fell in sympathy, including Speedway Motorsports Inc.
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December 11, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
Speedway Motorsports Inc., an automobile racetrack operator, said it bought the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and nearby real estate for about $215 million in cash to expand its share of the market. The Concord, N.C.-based company didn't identify the parties selling the 1,300-acre racing facility or the 1.4 million square feet of warehouse space and 300 acres of nearby land. Speedway Motorsports said it intends to sell the additional real estate within 12 months.
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