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    (L-R) Marcus Smith, president of Charlotte Motor Speedway and his father, Bruton Smith, promotor and owner/CEO of NASCAR track owner Speedway Motorsports spend time together following a luncheon at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Monday, January 27, 2014.
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    Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon makes remarks during a luncheon at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC on Monday, January 27, 2014.
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    Mike Helton, president of NASCAR makes remarks during a luncheon at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC on Monday, January 27, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte Motor Speedway President Marcus Smith smiles as he talks with North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and his father, Bruton Smith at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC on Monday, January 27, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory speaks to media members and others gathered for a luncheon at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC on Monday, January 27, 2014.
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    Charlotte Motor Speedway President Marcus Smith welcomes members of the media to a luncheon at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC on Monday, January 27, 2014 during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Media Tour.
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    (L-R) Marcus Smith, president of Charlotte Motor Speedway receives a $5. bill from North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory on Monday, January 27, 2014. Governor McCrory gave the $5 to Smith as payment for not having paid admission to a race in the 1970s. McCrory said that he arrived at the half way point of the race.
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    (L-R) Marcus Smith, president of Charlotte Motor Speedway, Mike Helton, president of NASCAR, Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon and North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory laugh following Cannon's remark after receiving a rear bumper to a car on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (L-R) North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and Marcus Smith, president of Charlotte Motor Speedway laugh after McCrory presented Smith with a $5. bill on Monday, January 27, 2014. Governor McCrory gave the $5 to Smith as payment for not having paid admission to a race in the 1970s. McCrory said that he arrived at the half way point of the race.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (L-R) Marcus Smith, president of Charlotte Motor Speedway and North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory remove yellow rookie tape from the car bumper McCrory received as Mike Helton, president of NASCAR, Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon and and master of ceremonies John Roberts look on. The presentation was made on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
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    (L-R) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick and Kevin Harvick share a laugh following a comment by Harvick during a question and answer session at the Media Tour on Monday, January 27, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch responds to a question during the Media Tour on Monday, January 27, 2014.
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    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick smiles as she responds to a question during a breakout session with the media on Monday, January 27, 2014.
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    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick listens to a question during a breakout session with the media on Monday, January 27, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch listens to a question during a breakout session with the media on Monday, January 27, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick listens to a question during a breakout session with the media on Monday, January 27, 2014.
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    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick smiles as he responds to a question during a breakout session with the media on Monday, January 27, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (L-R) North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, Bruton Smith, promotor and owner/CEO of NASCAR track owner Speedway Motorsports and his son, Marcus Smith, president of Charlotte Motor Speedway enjoy time together following a luncheon at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Monday, January 27, 2014.
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    (L-R) Gene Haas, co-owner of the Stewart -Haas Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup team sits with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series co-owner and driver Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch listen to questions from the media on Monday, January 27, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart responds to questions from the media during a breakout session on Monday, January 27, 2014.
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    Greg Zipadelli speaks with members of the media during a breakout session on Monday, January 27, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart responds to a question from the media during a breakout session on Monday, January 27, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch listens to a question from the media during a breakout session on Monday, January 27, 2014.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (L-R) Marcus Smith, president of Charlotte Motor Speedway and his father, Bruton Smith, promotor and owner/CEO of NASCAR track owner Speedway Motorsports spend time together following a luncheon at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Monday, January 27, 2014.
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