Bruton Smith, a longtime fixture in NASCAR and a Hall of Fame inductee for building and promoting auto racing events nationwide, died Wednesday at age 95 of natural causes, according to a statement from track operating company Speedway Motorsports.

Marcus Smith, his son and president of the company his father led for decades, said on social media, "While we mourn the passing of my father, we also rejoice for the life he lived and for the amazing legacy he left to inspire us all."

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