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Pit PerspectivesA lot of people are speculating in the garage that Speedway Motorsports Inc. chairman Bruton Smith will move one of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway dates to Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2009 since the 2008 schedule is locked down. With every track he's acquired like Atlanta Motor Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway he upgrades them considerably. Look at the seats he added at Bristol. At Vegas, he said it wasn't racy so he tore up the track, changed the banking and changed pit road. That's an expensive and big project. He's got enough guts and desire to put on good races. Smith said he had an engineer up there and his company will make some pretty significant changes. It won't sit the way it is right now. Whether or not they move a race, I don't know, but one thing is for sure. He said he just spent $340 million of his hard-earned money, and he'll put more than that into the racetrack.
Finish LineTexas Motor Speedway isn't a track where you'll say, "Boy, we really got lucky today." Luck is a part of racing every week, but this is a track where you make your own luck. You work hard and are efficient in the red zone on pit road, which has bitten teams over the past few weeks. You earn wins at Texas Motor Speedway. NFL on FOX focus
NASCAR on FOX and SPEED host and reporter Steve Byrnes has covered racing for more than 20 years.