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Two decades ago the Charlotte Motor Speedway attracted few fans. Now, through the efforts of Bruton Smith and Humpy Wheeler, it is a $56-million-a-year holding company, with varied business interests, including the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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20317
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Cars and racing have pushed Ollen Bruton Smith onto the list of FORBES' list of the 400 richest Americans. With the success of Charlotte Motor Speedway--the regional nucleus of the racing industry in Concord--and Sonic Automotive, Smith is battling back from the recession; however, he is also threatening to take his billion dollar economic input from North Carolina to Las Vegas.
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NASCAR has its roots in North Carolina, for it began with mountain moonshiners who rigged to cars fast enough to run from the law and turned into a race culture following the end of Prohibition. With the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, and a number of older speedways throughout the western part of the state, North Carolina continues to cultivate the rich NASCAR culture.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 5, October 2014, p176-186, 188, 190, 192, il, por, map Periodical Website
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24982
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks about his success, both as a NASCAR driver and a businessman. He recall how his father, who passed in 2001, impacted him personally and professionally.
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Inside The Speedway Club is a mashup of fine dining and rowdy NASCAR enthusiasts. Located six stories above the 1.5-mile quad oval racetrack, the members only restaurant offers endless variety with a different menu every day.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 6, November 2015, p190-196, por, map Periodical Website
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35820
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The guide featured ten towns, spanning Coast to Mountains. Profiles highlighted what made each town unique. Sup worthy restaurants included Durham’s Bullock’s Barbeque, Greensboro’s the Hungry Fisherman, and The Blue Stove in Pinehurst—Southern Pines. Historical sites included the old Market House in Fayetteville, Wilmington’s Thalian Hall, Raleigh’s Oakwood section, and Bethabara in Winston-Salem. Entertainment hubs included the Charlotte Motor Speedway, High Point’s North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, and Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 8 Issue 1, Feb 1980, p19-21, 23-24, 26, 28-34, 36-41
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36171
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An interview with Jim Nantz yielded responses about his family and career. Perhaps the most insightful response, though, made a distinction between birthplace and hometown. For this well-known figure at CBS Sports, Charlotte will always be both.
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37897
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North Carolina has become well known as a site for filmmaking. Houses where scenes have been filmed include a historic house in Rodanthe, a house in Southport, Bellamy Hall in Wilmington, and Biltmore Estate in Asheville. Outdoor settings made famous through movies are Lake Lure, Dupont State Forest, and Chimney Rock. Noted examples of facilities serving as movie backdrops are Charlotte Motor Speedway and Durham Athletic Park.
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