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Surprise! Angry Old NASCAR Owner Hates "North Cuba"

09 / 06 / 2010

Dude, you're involved in NASCAR. Anywhere the season ends is an appropriate place.

Updated 11:51 AM EDT, Sun, Sep 5, 2010. South Florida, we have a hater. His name is Bruton Smith, and he owns a eight NASCAR racetracks. Not one of them is our own Homestead Miami Speedway, where NASCAR will close out the IndyCar season, and Bruton Smith just can't make money off that.

Also, he finds South Florida is just a bit too diverse and distasteful. You know, on account of all the icky people who originated elsewhere because America was made for that.

Smith likened Homestead Miami Speedway to "North Cuba," arguing it is not the "proper place" for the Sprint Cup series to end the Chase for the championship.

 "If you're going to do a championship, you've got to do it at the proper place, and I don't think North Cuba is the proper place," Smith said.

 The longtime track owner says he'd prefer NASCAR to run its final Cup race at SMI-owned Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

We just bet he would. In the middle of the North Mexico Nevada desert, he can pretend his family has been in America for millennia, passing down their genes only to other equally bleached people and living in a giant terrarium where they never have to come in contact with anyone who isn't also a Forbes-worthy John Rocker.

Smith further opined that his company would do a better job promoting the final than Homestead, but he shouldn't sell our South Florida track short.

After all, thanks to Bruton Smith, we have a sudden desire to watch Dario Franchitti drive around in circles on October 2 for the first time in our lives. Assuming, of course, they offer mojitos.

By JANIE CAMPBELL

source: /www.nbcmiami.com/n


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