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Speedway Motorsports names COO

Speedway Motorsports announced Marcus Smith as its chief operation officer and president, stated the Speedway press release. Smith will also be president and general manager of Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

Bruton Smith, chairman and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, says Marcus Smith has been training for the position throughout his career.

“He’s come up through the ranks at Charlotte, proven he’s business savvy with our most recognizable sponsors and handled our sanction negotiations with NASCAR,” Bruton Smith said in the release. “But the thing that’s made Marcus a success and will continue to do so, is that in his heart, he’s a race fan. He never loses sight of the fact that our customers are the key to everything we do, and he always wants to put our fans first.”

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