Report: Charlotte NASCAR race could move to Las Vegas

The Sports Xchange
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Charlotte Motor Speedway owner Bruton Smith said in a radio interview that Charlotte might lose one of its two spots on NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series schedule to Las Vegas.
Smith told Charlotte television station WBTV on Monday there is a "70 percent chance" he will move the October Charlotte race to Las Vegas.
Smith's Speedway Motorsports Inc. owns both the Charlotte and Las Vegas facilities. Las Vegas currently hosts one Spring Cup Series race each March.
Smith said he's visited Las Vegas several times to discuss a possible move and "they've made me offers to move one."
"When the game is over, it'll be money, money, money," Smith told WBTV. "Money will move it."
NASCAR owns all race dates and would have to approve the move.
Senior vice president of race operations Steve O'Donnell told there have been no "formal requests to re-align" for 2014.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway officials said any comment on this situation will have to come directly from Smith, who was not available for additional comment, according to the report.
Charlotte Motor Speedway is the site of this weekend's Coca-Cola 600.
Smith owns eight tracks that host NASCAR Sprint Cup events, and he has tried to get a second race date in Las Vegas for several years with no success.

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