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SportsBusiness Journal Staff Writer Tripp Mickle

Tripp Mickle

Tripp Mickle covers motorsports, action sports and the Olympics for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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ISC Revenue Increases Despite Rain At Daytona, Sponsorships To Sell

04 / 08 / 14

Despite rain delaying this year's Daytona 500, ISC saw an increase in Q1 revenue from a year ago. Revenue rose to $131.8M for the quarter from $128.6M over the same period a year ago. Ticket revenue was flat at $30M, but revenue from sponsorships and TV rights rose slightly to $85.2M and food, bever...

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Sochi 2014 Receives Praise From IOC

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Toyota Named Daytona Founding Sponsor

Toyota today announced that it has signed on to become the first of four founding sponsors at the renovated Daytona Int'l Speedway. The 11-year deal gives Toyota naming rights for one of five entrances to the venue and extends its sponsorship of seven other ISC tracks. Sources valued the deal at $6- ...

Panasonic Extends IOC Sponsorship

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NASCAR Unveils New Chase Format

NASCAR today confirmed weeks of news stories by announcing a new format for the Chase for the Sprint Cup that adds elimination and emphasizes winning. Chair & CEO Brian France  showed a series of playoff grids that started with a 16-driver postseason field and eliminated 12 drivers over ni ...

Cotton Inc. Sponsoring Nationwide Race

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Pyne, Sutton Inclined To Stay On At IMG

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FanVision Acquires TrackScan

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IMG Acquisition Will Take Months To Complete

William Morris Endeavor’s acquisition of IMG will take three to six months to complete. During that time, IMG will continue to operate as an independent company. WME co-CEOs Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell are slated to run the business after the deal is completed, and they plan to conti ...

IMG OKs Sale To William Morris Endeavor

IMG’s board last night approved a $2.4B sale of the company to William Morris Endeavor and Silver Lake Partners. The deal, which sources said will be announced today, immediately turns WME into a major player in sports by adding IMG’s sports consulting, college, tennis, golf and media bu ...

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