Speedway Motorsports Inc statement on David Poole

O. Bruton Smith's Comments on the Passing of Motorsports Journalist David Poole "David Poole was a special person and a friend and I miss him already. This is a big loss for the coverage of motorsports. He was truly one of the nation's best and...

O. Bruton Smith's Comments on the Passing of Motorsports Journalist David Poole

"David Poole was a special person and a friend and I miss him already. This is a big loss for the coverage of motorsports. He was truly one of the nation's best and he always wrote what he believed. Whether you agreed with him or not, he made us all think and that's what the best writers do. He cared about what he did and had a passion for his work. It came through in what he wrote every day. David didn't always write what was the popular opinion and I have a lot of respect for that. To equal what he did, the Charlotte Observer will probably have to hire three people. The world of racing is going to miss him for a long, long time."

O. Bruton Smith
Chairman and CEO, Speedway Motorsports, Inc.

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Series NASCAR , General , NHRA
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