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Chairman against new track at Bristol

Updated: March 22, 2012, 2:23 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Speedway Motorsports chairman Bruton Smith says he never gave approval for Bristol Motor Speedway to be redesigned with progressive banking as was done in 2007.

Smith, who is seriously looking at returning the half-mile track to its original form after a strong outcry from fans following Sunday's Sprint Cup race, said on Thursday the decision to add progressive banking was made by an employee that still works for him.

He said a final decision on whether to return ...

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