Marcus Smith: Soccer would be a ‘natural extension’ of family business

Marcus Smith’s family name has long been synonymous in Charlotte for its promotion of NASCAR. Since becoming CEO in 2015 of Speedway Motorsports, which owns nine U.S. race tracks, Smith has also set his sights on other pro sports organizations, including the NFL, X Games, and most recently, Major League Soccer.

Marcus Smith: Soccer would be a ‘natural extension’ of family business

Marcus Smith’s family name has long been synonymous in Charlotte for its promotion of NASCAR. Since becoming CEO in 2015 of Speedway Motorsports, which owns nine U.S. race tracks, Smith has also set his sights on other pro sports organizations, including the NFL, X Games, and most recently, Major League Soccer.

IS PURPLE POSSIBLE?

Can a deeply divided red and blue state like North Carolina be purple? With Democrat Roy Cooper as governor, we might find out in coming four years.

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Mermaids swim in Charlotte pool

Mermaid Shannon Dawn Rauch and friends spent Thursday morning at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center. For the second year in a row, merfolk from around the world will converge on the Greensboro Aquatic Center for a 3 day celebration of swimming, January 20-22.
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Mermaids swim in Charlotte pool

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Franklin Graham: Rain at inauguration a 'sign of God's blessing'

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