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Bruton Smith not moving CMS race

To Las Vegas. In 2014. Despite Smith having said in May that there was a 70 percent or 100 percent given that transfer would go down.

No real surprise there. What it seems Smith really wants is to get paid by Concord, Cabarrus County, or the state. Or, most likely, all three to upgrade CMS and offset the ever increasing property taxes his company pays on the track. Are all of the races staying at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the future, or for that matter, is the very existence of CMS a given in the future? That depends on attendance, the cost of improvements (i.e. how much will it cost in upgrades to help draw people to the track), and, perhaps most importantly of all, land values.

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