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Bruton Smith makes the right call at Bristol

Updated: March 28, 2012, 7:45 PM ET
By David Newton

Bruton Smith is one of the richest and most powerful people in NASCAR. He usually tells people what he wants to do, not the other way around.

When he doesn't get his way he's been known to threaten with lawsuits, or as was the case in 2007 when he threatened to move Charlotte Motor Speedway out of Cabarrus County if officials didn't allow him to build a drag strip on his neighboring property along Bruton Smith Boulevard.

The county buckled.

Then came ...

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