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With Help Of Brian France, SMI's Bruton Smith Elected To NASCAR HOF '16 Class

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 21 / 15

SMI Exec Chair BRUTON SMITH "leads the newest class of inductees" to the NASCAR HOF, as he received 68% of the vote from the 57 votes that were cast, according to Jim Utter of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. Joining Smith in the Class of '16 are  TERRY LABONTE,   CURTIS TURNER,   JERRY...

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