Two things: There's no reason to uppercase speedway here. If you're talking about Bristol Motor Speedway directly, you uppercase it. Here? No. The other thing is that "said Smith when..." seems awkward to me. I'd write "Smith said when..."
Is that nitpicking? Maybe, but you need standards.
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