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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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