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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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IOC To Hold TV Rights Bidding In June

The IOC plans to hold bidding June 6-7 in Lausanne, Switzerland, for the '14 Sochi and '16 Rio de Janeiro TV rights package. The organization recently provided networks with those dates, according to sources familiar with the IOC's plans. NBC paid $2B for rights to the '10 Vancouver and '12 London G ...

USOC Holding Sponsor Workshop

The USOC today opens its sponsor workshop in London for the '12 Olympics. The organization is hosting representatives of 25 sponsors for a two-day session that includes an overview of its London marketing campaign; a presentation by LOCOG; a visit to the USA House hospitality center; and updates on ...

Rick Alessandri Leaves ESPN

Alessandri leaving ESPN after being with the company since '00  Longtime ESPN exec RICK ALESSANDRI has left the company. The move follows ESPN's plan to relocate staff in its N.Y. office to Bristol, Conn., this summer. Alessandri and his family live in New Jersey, and he want ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

USA Water Polo Signs With Capital One

USA Water Polo has signed a seven-year deal with Capital One that makes the bank the NGB's official credit card. As a result of the deal, Capital One will issue three themed USA Water Polo credit cards that offer rewards for everything from membership in the organization to merchandise. The dea ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

Sales Exec Van Zelst Leaving NASCAR

NASCAR officials on Friday notified staff that sales exec Ted Van Zelst is leaving the organization. Friday was Van Zelst's last day as Dir of Corporate Marketing. NASCAR already has begun searching for a replacement. It announced Thursday it plans to hire multiple high-level sales execs. Van Zels ...

NASCAR Hires Steve Herbst As VP/Broadcasting

NASCAR Thursday announced a significant restructuring designed to streamline its business operations and position it for its upcoming television rights negotiations, CEO BRIAN FRANCE said. The organization hired STEVE HERBST as VP/Broadcasting & Global Media Strategy, filling a position that ...

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NASCAR Hires Steve Herbst

NASCAR today announced a significant restructuring designed to streamline its business operations and position it for its upcoming television rights negotiations, Chair CEO Brian France said. The organization hired Steve Herbst as VP/Broadcasting & Global Media Strategy. Herbst, who will be ...

George Greenberg To Be Named Fuel TV GM

Fox today is expected to name longtime Fox exec GEORGE GREENBERG as the new Exec VP & GM of Fuel TV. The move comes days after the resignation of Fuel TV GM C.J. OLIVARES , who held the position since '07. The selection of Greenberg is another signal that Fox intends to strengthen and diver ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

NASCAR.com To Offer RaceBuddy For Nationwide Race

NASCAR.com plans to offer complementary coverage of its first Nationwide Series race this Friday for the Bubba Burger 250 at Richmond Int'l Raceway. The race is being broadcast on Speed because of scheduling conflicts on ESPN, which owns the broadcast rights to all Nationwide Series races. Turn ...

Tags: Media, NASCAR

Speed Lanching Social Media Effort

Speed today announced an expansive social media initiative that will see talent from Kyle Petty to Kenny Wallace answer fan questions on its website, Twitter and Facebook over the next three weeks. The Fox-owned network will launch the Speed Social Scanner during its pre-race coverage of Saturda ...

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