O. Bruton Smith
O. Bruton Smith, 91, the Company’s founder and majority stockholder, has been the Executive Chairman since February 2015, and has been Chairman of the Board of SMI since its organization in 1994. Prior to his appointment as Executive Chairman, Mr. Smith had been Chief Executive Officer since 1994. Mr. Smith has been Executive Chairman of Charlotte Motor Speedway, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SMI, and its predecessor entities ("CMS"), which he originally founded in 1959 since September 2015. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Smith has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a board member of CMS since 1975. Regarding the Company’s other subsidiaries, Mr. Smith, until September 2015, was the Chief Executive Officer of (i) Atlanta Motor Speedway, LLC (“AMS”) since its acquisition in 1990, (ii) Texas Motor Speedway, Inc. (“TMS”) since its formation in 1995,(iii) Bristol Motor Speedway, LLC (“BMS”) since its acquisition in 1996,(iv) Speedway Sonoma, LLC (“Sonoma Raceway”) since its acquisition in 1996,(v) Nevada Speedway, LLC d/b/a Las Vegas Motor Speedway (“LVMS”) since its acquisition in 1998,(vi) New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Inc. (“NHMS”) since its acquisition 2008 and (vii) Kentucky Raceway, LLC d/b/a Kentucky Speedway (“KyS”) since its acquisition in 2008. Mr Smith has been Executive Chairman of AMS,TMS,BMS,Sonoma Raceway, LVMS,NHMS,and KyS since September 2015.In addition, Mr. Smith serves as the Executive Chairman and as a director, or in a similar capacity, for many of SMI’s other subsidiaries. Mr. Smith also serves as the Executive Chairman and as a director of Sonic Automotive, Inc. ("SAI"). Mr. Smith also owns and operates Sonic Financial, a private business which owns a majority of the Common Stock, among other activities. Mr. Smith is the father of Mr. Marcus G. Smith. Mr. Smith has been in the motorsports business since the sport’s beginnings in the 1940s and has been a leader in motorsports innovation throughout its history. In January 2016, Mr. Smith was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.