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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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USOC Projects 10% Revenue Increase For '13-16

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Tags: Olympics

12/12/11
Speed President Hunter Nickell Resigns

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12/12/11
Checketts To Be Legends Hospitality Chair & CEO

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11/30/11
DeVry University Agrees To Sponsor USOC

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11/21/11
Poston To Open Crisis Communications Firm

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Tags: People and Pop Culture

11/16/11
USATF Paid Logan $1.5M Last Year

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Tags: Olympics

11/14/11
NASCAR Hires GM Advertising Exec Kim Brink

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11/11/11
Rolex Sponsoring Fundraiser At Daytona

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

11/04/11
AdvoCare To Sponsor No. 3 Nationwide Car

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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