Speedway Motorsports Inc. chairman Bruton Smith has even more reason to celebrate this Christmas, according to his daughter-in-law Cassi Mitchell Smith.
Mitchell Smith tweeted, “Today we received an early Christmas gift. This person I love so much is cancer free!” with a photo of her and Smith hugging.
The 88-year-old Smith announced in August that he had been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Smith’s legendary career began as the operator of the National Stock Car Racing Association – an early competitor to NASCAR – and he was one of the founders of Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Smith is one of five luminaries that will be part of the 2016 induction class into the NASCAR Hall of Fame class on January 22, 2016. Joining Smith in being inducted will be Curtis Turner, who was also co-founder of CMS, as well as Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, and Terry Labonte.