Born on March 3, 1927, in Oakboro, North Carolina, United States, Ollen Bruton Smith was a promoter and owner/CEO of NASCAR track owner Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
He was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on January 23, 2016. He was ranked #207 on the Forbes 400 list with an estimated worth of $1.5 billion in 2005 and fell to #278 in 2006.
In 2017, he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, and in 2012, he was classified by CNN Money as the oldest CEO of the Fortune 500.
Smith supported child-related causes with his charity Speedway Children’s Charities.
He additionally pledged $50 million toward a Lynx Rapid Transit Services light rail line that would have connected Charlotte Motor Speedway to Uptown Charlotte, while also passing near the original Charlotte Speedway (the site of NASCAR’s first race).
Smith passed away on June 22, 2022, at the age of 95.
Bruton Smith Children: Marcus G. Smith, Anna Lisa Smith (Son, Daughter)
Bruton Smith’s son Marcus G. Smith is president and chief operating officer and director of NASCAR track owner Speedway Motorports, Inc. and general manager of SMI-owned Charlotte Motor Speedway.
He is the son of SMI CEO Bruton Smith. He was born in 1973, making him 50 years in 2022.
A little is known about his other sibling, Anna Lisa Smith.