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Michael Smith covers colleges, golf and lacrosse for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Bristol perfect platform for sponsor

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 19 / 16

The conference room being decked out to look like the eventual Battle at Bristol, including the table (below looking like the field, helped get sponsor Pilot Flying J on board. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES ...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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