Mac Engel: Nasty slap hits Texas Motor Speedway and Fort Worth with NASCAR 2023 schedule

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram

FORT WORTH, Texas — The loss of racing baron Bruton Smith had a dramatic impact on Texas Motor Speedway and on Fort Worth. Smith, who died in June of this year at the age of 95, brought NASCAR to Fort Worth and built TMS, which opened in 1996. Had Smith been alive, and active, it’s doubtful NASCAR would have announced its 2023 schedule that features only one race at Texas Motor Speedway. Had Eddie Gossage still been the GM at TMS, it’s equally doubtful NASCAR would have done this. It’s the first time NASCAR will come to TMS one time a year since 2004. The 2023 NASCAR date at TMS will be a Cup …

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