FORT WORTH, Texas – Esteemed NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick was inducted into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame on Thursday evening at Texas Motor Speedway and made his Hall pitch for Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Executive Chairman Bruton Smith.
Smith, lauded for his innovativeness and fans-first approach as a track promoter that has been instrumental in NASCAR’s growth over the year, has been inducted into various hall of fames over the years, but there is one in particular that he has been a nominee but has yet to get the call.
“I love Bruton Smith,” Hendrick told the audience during his acceptance speech. “I want to say Bruton Smith should be in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.”
Hendrick’s organization has recorded six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories at Texas Motor Speedway, including the last three AAA Texas 500 races by Jimmie Johnson.
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