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Smith trying to arrange Tennessee-Va. Tech matchup

Updated: August 26, 2005, 9:16 PM ET
Associated Press

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Racing mogul Bruton Smith reiterated his offer to pay Tennessee and Virginia Tech $20 million each to play a football game at Bristol Motor Speedway, and said Friday he would make a personal pitch to the Volunteers' athletic director.

Smith, the billionaire owner of Speedway Motorsports Inc., will host Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton during Saturday night's race at Bristol. He claims that Virginia Tech officials are receptive to the game, and he'll gauge Hamilton's ...

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