SMI has no plans for additional Rovals

Marcus Smith
Marcus Smith

After Sunday's first ever Roval race at Charlotte, Speedway Motorsports Inc. president and CEO Marcus Smith, said don’t expect a "rovalution" to spring up across the NASCAR landscape.

"I feel like this is unique to Charlotte, and we've got other speedways out there that produce their own unique action," Smith said after the debut oval-road course race. "Plus, on top of that, I'm really excited about all the things I'm hearing about next year's racing with the new aero and power package. I think it's going to be fantastic for the whole sport."

"I think that we could learn from that past to see what might help us going forward, so certainly I'm not looking at any of our properties to add a road course," Smith said.

However, night racing at the course is another topic entirely.

"I've had a few people talk about night racing on the Roval, and that, who knows," he said. "F1 has their night race. I think that that's a possibility. Right now, I think we're going to take some time to kind of bring all the ideas together.

"Everybody has got lots of ideas. We take notes as a group, as a company. We have sort of this repository of ideas that we email to a particular email address in the team, and it's just chock full of ideas. So we'll take all those things, pull them together, and think about what we can do to make things better. We're always sort of in a constant state of improvement and passion to make things fantastic and exceed expectations."

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