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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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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Nixes Int'l X Games Events

ESPN today announced that it was shuttering its Global X Games property after one year and concentrating instead on its Winter and Summer X events in the U.S. The company said the economics of events in Barcelona, Munich, Foz do Iguacu and Tignes were not sustainable. The announcement brings an end ...

SportsBusiness Daily: ISC Sees Slight Boost In Q3 Revenue

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SportsBusiness Daily: NASCAR Releasing "Redline" For iOS

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SportsBusiness Daily: Penske Re-Ups With Keselowski, Miller Lite

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SportsBusiness Journal: McCune leaving Coke after Sochi

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SportsBusiness Daily: McCune Leaving Coca-Cola After Sochi Games

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SportsBusiness Daily: Kellogg Outlines Sochi Marketing Plans

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: Sources: IMG Bids Due Next Week

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