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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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Nationwide To Exit NASCAR Series Deal

Nationwide Insurance will exit its title sponsorship of NASCAR's secondary series following the '14 season, but the company plans to increase its spending in the sport by sponsoring a Sprint Cup team, buying media, cutting track deals and maintaining its position as NASCAR's official insurer. Nation ...

Thomas Bach Sits For Wide-Ranging Q&A

Less than an hour after being named the new IOC President, Thomas Bach fielded a series of questions from English-language media. These were his first official comments to the press after the election, and he touched on everything from Russia's anti-gay laws to challenges in organizing the '16 Rio ...

IOC Members Select Bach As Next President

German lawyer and former Olympic fencer Thomas Bach today won a six-candidate race to succeed Jacques Rogge as IOC President. Bach, who was seen as the frontrunner, won a majority in the second round of voting. The 59-year-old former adidas exec has been a member of the IOC since '91. He is the nin ...

Tags: Olympics, IOC

U.S. Speedskating Names Ted Morris Exec Dir

U.S. Speedskating has named former U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association marketer TED MORRIS its new Exec Dir. Morris replaces MARK GREENWALD , who stepped down in June. Morris worked at USSA for eight years and helped the organization generate more sponsorship revenue than any other NGB. He most ...

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IOC Today Voting On New President

The IOC’s six presidential candidates have wrapped up their final push for votes and are preparing for today’s selection of a successor to Jacques Rogge . The organization will vote on a new president between 10:00-11:00am ET, with the winner to be named at 11:30am. It is only the secon ...

Wrestling Cruises To Victory In Olympics Decider

Seven months after being dropped from the Olympic program, wrestling persuaded the IOC to give it a second chance today. The sport received 49 votes from IOC members.

Tokyo Lands '20 Olympics

Tokyo won the right to host the '20 Olympic Games, beating out bids from Istanbul and Madrid, by promising to deliver a celebratory, dependable and financially lucrative event. In choosing Tokyo, the IOC opted to hand the Olympics off to the only city of the three that had hosted the Games before. ...

TWC Expands Hendrick Sponsorship

Time Warner Cable is expanding its sponsorship of Hendrick Motorsports, adding primary sponsorship this season for five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races on the No. 88 car with Dale Earnhardt Jr.  and two races on the No. 5 car with Kasey Kahne . The deal closes out the open inventory on th ...

USSA Names Tiger Shaw CEO

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association today named TIGER SHAW its next President & CEO. Shaw will replace BILL MAROLT , who is retiring after the '14 Sochi Games following 18 years in the job. Shaw, a Dartmouth graduate, skied in the '84 and '88 Olympics for Team USA. He is a trustee of the ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

NASCAR's Steve Phelps Stars In HP Ad

NASCAR CMO Steve Phelps  stars in a new HP commercial highlighting the technology company’s collaboration with the sport to create the Fan and Media Engagement Center. The spot, which debuts on CNBC today, shows Phelps at the track watching a race. In a voiceover, he says, “NAS ...

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