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 Family: Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings
Bruton Smith married Bonita Harris in 1972, the couple divorced in 1990 with four children.
Marcus G. Smith and Anna Lisa Smith are their known two children out of the four.
James Smith and Mollie Smith are Bruton’s parents, however, details about his siblings are unknown.