Felix Sabates, a longtime Charlotte resident who is co-owner of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, said that at first he didn’t think there was any way that Bruton Smith would move Lowe’s Motor Speedway to a new location.
“But,” Sabates said, “when you think about it, he is 80 years old and has a billion dollars. ‘You tick me off and I will go somewhere else.’
"Yeah, he’d move it.”
Sabates said he admires Smith, who recently agreed to pay $340 million to purchase New Hampshire International Speedway from Bob and Gary Bahre.
“At his age, most people would be heading for the rocking chair,” Sabates said. ”He’s out there buying race tracks, fighting with Cabarrus County and Concord. I take my hat off to him.
“If I was his age and had as much money as he’s got I wouldn’t be doing all of that. Obviously, he enjoys what he’s doing.”