May 18, 2013; Concord, NC, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kurt Busch (78) and Carl Edwards (99) lead the field to the start of the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Bruton Smith: Strong Possibility Charlotte Loses Race to Las Vegas

In some rather stunning developments, and one that could be Bruton Smith being Bruton Smith, it appears that the Charlotte Motor Speedway could lose a race to add a second race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Smith, as most NASCAR fans know, owns eight tracks currently on the NASCAR schedule. Currently, of his two tracks involved, Charlotte hosts three Sprint Cup Series races (All-Star races, Coca-Cola 600, and the Bank of America 500) while Las Vegas hosts just one (Kobalt Tools 400).

“I know you’re not gonna cut this one out, but I’ve been having some strong conversations about one of these events being moved,” Smith told WBTV’s Paul Cameron. “And Las Vegas is a great place – it’s the entertainment capital of the world – and they want another event.”

Smith has said some outlandish things, and it is hard to determine how serious he is about this.

He said in the interview that he has been offered money by the track and other big business figures in Las Vegas to bring the race out west.

Charlotte as you know, or should, is the capitol of NASCAR and losing a race would hurt.

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