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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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John Youk looks up from a camouflage grill beneath a tent at Kentucky Speedway and eyes a Sprint Tower in the distance. He scans the numbers for Stewart-Haas drivers. “Patrick’s third fastest,” he says, nodding. “Stewart’s quick, sixth. We’ve got hot cars. Oh y...

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Tags: Franchises

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12/02/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Powdr buys ‘World of Adventure Sports’

Powdr Enterprises, the sponsorship and events division of the resort company Powdr, has acquired “World of Adventure Sports,” a TV series created by 360 Ventures that tells the stories of climbers, skiers, off-road racers and other risk-takers and their sports. Sources valued the deal ...

Tags: Media

12/02/13
SportsBusiness Journal: MacDougall runs IMG sale

The trial lawyer hasn’t sat in a single IMG management meeting. He hasn’t met officially with any of the potential IMG buyers. He wasn’t even in the country the week KKR dropped its bid for the company. But when it comes to the sale of IMG, Washington, D.C.-based attorney Mark M ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

12/02/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Accessibility key in NASCAR.com changes

Less than a year after debuting a new, graphics-rich website that veers sharply from industry norms, NASCAR this winter will revamp portions of it to boost engagement. Changes will make content easier to get to for NASCAR.com user ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

11/25/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Masekela Joining NBC's Sochi Coverage

NBC is expected to announce today that Sal Masekela will join its Olympics coverage from Sochi as a sports desk reporter. Masekela, who hosted the X Games for 13 years, has extensive experience in action sports and has covered snowboarding and freeskiing for years. He joined NBC in '12 and serves as ...

Tags: Media, NBC

11/25/13
SportsBusiness Daily Global: KKR Withdraws IMG Bid

KKR has withdrawn its bid to buy IMG, reducing the total number of bidders for the company to three. Sources familiar with the process said the three finalists are the Carlyle Group; a consortium led by CVC Capital Partners and former News Corp. exec Peter Chernin; and a joint bid from William Morri ...

Tags: Finance

11/25/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Charlotte discusses removing grandstand

Charlotte Motor Speedway has discussed tearing down its backstretch grandstand, a move that would eliminate almost 40,000 seats and make it the latest in a series of NASCAR tracks to reduce capacity. CMS President Marcus Smith has talked about the idea of eliminating the Diamond Tower Terrace and ...

Tags: Facilities

11/25/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Hurdles on getting food to Russia

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. High shipping costs and Russian food regulations have made it challenging for U.S. Olympic Committee sponsors to get their companies’ food products into the country for the Sochi Games. ...

Tags: Olympics

11/25/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NASCAR pleased with viewership consistency

Photo by: GETTY IMAGES NASCAR appears to have found its sweet spot on TV. Though viewership remains well below 2005 levels, NASCAR and network executives are happy with the sport’s perf ...

Tags: Media

11/22/13
SportsBusiness Daily: KKR Withdraws IMG Bid

KKR has withdrawn its bid to buy IMG, reducing the total number of bidders for the company to three. Sources familiar with the process said the three finalists are the Carlyle Group; a consortium led by CVC Capital Partners and former News Corp. exec Peter Chernin; and a joint bid from William Morri ...

Tags: Finance, IMG

11/18/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NASCAR hiring Dew Tour GM

Dew Tour general manager Kenny Mitchell is leaving Alli Sports to take a marketing job with NASCAR. MITCHELL The former Gatorade sports marketer will become NASCAR’s managing director of bran ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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