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What Bruton Smith wants, Bruton Smith usually gets

Bruton Smith's announcement that Speedway Motorsports Inc. will purchase Kentucky Speedway is only the beginning, writes David Newton. Pocono Raceway could be SMI's next target.

Updated: May 22, 2008, 7:51 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- The purchase of Kentucky Speedway by Speedway Motorsports Inc. is just the first piece of a puzzle that likely will come together over the next few months.

Buying the Kentucky track alone does SMI no good because it has no Sprint Cup date, and SMI chairman Bruton Smith is all about more Cup dates. He's spent much of the past few years campaigning for a second Cup date at Las Vegas.

So here's a prediction: SMI will purchase Pocono Raceway ...

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