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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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Bach Writes Kerry Re: LGBT In Sochi

IOC President Thomas Bach yesterday wrote U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to say that the IOC is confident the Russian government will not discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender athletes, coaches or spectators during the Sochi Games. The letter was sent in response to a le ...

USOC Outlines Stance On Russia Anti-Gay Laws

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun last week sent members of Congress a letter explaining the organization's stance on Russia's anti-gay propaganda law. He said that the organization supports equal rights and believes "that laws restricting the right to act and speak in support of the LGBT community are incons ...

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NASCAR Releases '14 Race Schedule

NASCAR today released the '14 Sprint Cup Series schedule , making four changes from this year. It moved Texas Motor Speedway’s race from Saturday to Sunday (April 6); Darlington Raceway will hold its race April 12 , a month earlier than usual; Kansas Speedway will hold a night race May 10; a ...

Air Titan Headed To All '14 Cup Races

In an effort to reduce rain delays, NASCAR will bring its Air Titan track drying system to every Sprint Cup race in '14. NASCAR created the system this year and claimed it would reduce the time it took to dry tracks after rain. It charged tracks more than $100,000 to use it in order to offset the co ...

Wheeler Forms Speedway Benefits

Former Charlotte Motor Speedway President Humpy Wheeler today announced the formation of a new company that will represent grassroots racetracks nationwide in national sponsorship sales. The company, Speedway Benefits, has gotten commitments from 400 of the 1,200 grassroots racetracks around the c ...

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 ...

NASCAR Releasing "Redline" For iOS

NASCAR today will release its first iPad and iPhone game called “NASCAR: Redline.” Developed by Eutechnyx, the game costs $4.99 and works on all iOS devices. The game is strategy-based and does not require steering or racing, but players are given real situations and have to determine wh ...

IMG To Begin Fielding Bids Next Week

Sources said that the first round of bids to buy IMG are due next week, and interested buyers have been asked to submit interest documents between Monday and Wednesday. Initial offers will be reviewed by a top exec at Forstmann Little, the trustees of Ted Forstmann ’s estate at the firm Akin ...

TMS To Install Largest Video Board In U.S.

Texas Motor Speedway last night announced plans to build the largest video board in the country, a 124-foot-tall by 218-foot-wide Panasonic screen that will be nicknamed “Big Hoss TV.” The video board will be completed in time for the track’s April 3-6 NASCAR race weekend, and TMS ...

Outback Renews Deal With Stewart-Haas

Outback Steakhouse will renew its sponsorship of Stewart-Haas Racing and become a two-race primary sponsor in '14 and '15 of the No. 4 car driven by Kevin Harvick . The company has been the primary sponsor of Stewart-Haas' No. 39 car driven by Ryan Newman in 2-3 races since '12, but Newman is lea ...

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