Bruton Smith lobbies for Atlanta race

Updated: September 5, 2010, 4:59 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

HAMPTON, Ga. -- The chairman of Speedway Motorsports Inc. hasn't given up on the idea of having two Sprint Cup races at Atlanta Motor Speedway again one day.

"Absolutely," Bruton Smith said before Sunday's race at AMS. "But not in March. We tried that and tried it awfully hard over the years. I remember coming here four times before they actually ran the race one year. Rain, rain, rain. March is not the time to run a race here."

Smith recently gave up his March Cup date that has struggled ...

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