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NASCAR CEO says he wants fall race to stay at Charlotte Motor Speedway

CONCORD, NC (WBTV) -  NASCAR CEO Brian France is giving his opinion on possibly taking the fall Sprint Cup Race away from Charlotte Motor Speedway. "My preference would be to keep the event here in Charlotte," France told reporters Saturday afternoon.  "That would always be my preference."

In an exclusive interview with WBTV, Speedway Motorsports CEO Bruton Smith told WBTV he was "70 percent sure" he would start the process of moving the Bank of America 500 to his Las Vegas track. Smith told WBTV's Paul Cameron he was confident the move would have NASCAR's blessing. 

"I know they would approve this," Smith said. "And say the October race... Las Vegas.  You're gonna get a lot of phone calls about this - I'm gonna predict that."

However, NASCAR CEO Brian France says he's not sold moving the race from Charlotte Motor Speedway. He says he would rather work to make the race more successful where it is. France also says Smith has not approached NASCAR about taking the race to Las Vegas.

"They have not asked us to look at realigning event, they certainly could, that's the process that we have, and it's been done."

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