In high-stakes game of NASCAR, no one bluffs better than Bruton Smith

Donald Trump has nothing on Bruton Smith. The Speedway Motorsports Inc. mogul is the gold standard for the American capitalist, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: November 27, 2007, 11:05 AM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

Bruton Smith should compete in one of those high-stakes poker tournaments in Las Vegas. No one bluffs better than him.

Not only is Smith keeping Lowe's Motor Speedway, he convinced the city of Concord, N.C., to give him $80 million in incentives to do it.

Clearly, the Speedway Motorsports Inc. mogul displayed his power and outmaneuvered city officials after they balked at his plans to build at drag strip at the facility.

Smith had everyone ...

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