|O. Bruton Smith|
O. Bruton Smith, 85, the Company's founder and majority stockholder, has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SMI since its organization in 1994. Since 1975, Mr. Smith has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a board member of Charlotte Motor Speedway, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SMI, and its predecessor entities ("CMS"), which he originally founded in 1959. Regarding the Company's subsidiaries, Mr. Smith has been the Chief Executive Officer of Atlanta Motor Speedway, LLC ("AMS") since its acquisition in 1990, Texas Motor Speedway, Inc. ("TMS") since its formation in 1995, Bristol Motor Speedway, LLC ("BMS") since its acquisition in 1996, Speedway Sonoma, LLC a/k/a Infineon Raceway ("IR") since its acquisition in 1996, Nevada Speedway, LLC d/b/a Las Vegas Motor Speedway ("LVMS") since its acquisition in 1998, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Inc. ("NHMS") since its acquisition in January 2008, and Kentucky Raceway, LLC d/b/a Kentucky Speedway ("KyS") since its acquisition in December 2008. In addition, Mr. Smith serves as the Chief Executive Officer and a director, or in a similar capacity, for many of SMI's other subsidiaries. Mr. Smith also serves as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, a director and controlling stockholder of SAI. Mr. Smith also owns and operates Sonic Financial, a private business which owns a majority of the Company's common stock, among other activities. Mr. Smith is the father of Mr. Marcus G. Smith. Mr. Smith has been in the motorsports business since the sport's beginnings in the 1940s and has been a leader in motorsports innovation throughout its history. This experience led the Board to conclude that he is qualified to serve as a Board member.