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Smith not the only one pleased with purchase of New Hampshire track

Bruton Smith was aglow after announcing he had acquired New Hampshire International Speedway. He wasn't the only one, as Las Vegas track president Chris Powell, standing only 30 feet away, reveled in the possibilities, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: November 2, 2007, 8:06 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

FORT WORTH, Texas -- When Bruton Smith went on stage Friday to discuss his purchase of New Hampshire International Speedway, an interested VIP was standing about 30 feet to his right.

Chris Powell, the man who runs Las Vegas Motor Speedway, was trying to conceal his obvious joy. This deal means a second Cup date may be coming for Powell.

Smith said he wasn't tap-dancing around the Las Vegas question, so we'll just call it his Carolina shuffle.

The Speedway ...

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