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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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NFL's Grubman Talks L.A. Stadium Effort

NFL Exec VP/Business Ventures Eric Grubman said that the decision by AEG Chair Phil Anschutz to put his company up for sale last year paralyzed its effort to move ahead with plans for an NFL stadium in downtown L.A. Grubman during the IMG World Congress of Sports said, “No owner, and cer ...

NFL To Mandate Locker Room Cameras

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

Welts Says NBA Jersey Patches Years Away

The NBA hopes to hold a vote to approve the sale of jersey sponsorships this month, but Warriors President & COO Rick Welts thinks it will be at least another year or two before owners approve the proposal. Welts, on the opening panel at the IMG World Congress of Sports, said, “Money is ho ...

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Speedo Inks Deal To Sponsor Cullen Jones

Speedo USA today announced it signed Gold Medal-winning swimmer Cullen Jones to a four-year agreement. Jones, a two-time Olympian who competed in the 50-meter freestyle and swam on U.S. relay teams, was formerly sponsored by Nike. He will wear Speedo apparel through '17. Speedo plans to feature Jo ...

USATF Extends Contract For Siegel

Less than a year after hiring Max Siegel as its CEO, USA Track & Field's BOD has extended his contract through '18. Siegel, a former USATF BOD member and Dale Earnhardt Inc. President of Global Operations, signed a two-year contract with the organization when it hired him last April. In a memo ...

NASCAR Bringing DTM Series To U.S.

NASCAR-owned Grand-Am Road Racing tonight will announce an agreement to bring the German touring car series DTM to the U.S. The races, which would feature Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Nissan and Toyota and U.S. manufacturers such as Cadillac, Lincoln or Dodge SRT, would begin as early as '15 and ...

U.S. Speedskating Names Mike Plant Chair

U.S. Speedskating last night named Mike Plant its new Chair. The Braves Exec VP/Business Operations and former USOC BOD member takes over the volunteer leadership of an NGB that has been plagued by scandal over the last year. Plant, a former Olympic speedskater, steps into an organization that has ...

United SportsCar Racing Branding Revealed

Less than six months after its acquisition of the American Le Mans Series, NASCAR’s Grand-Am Road Racing has finalized the name and logo for the combined organization, which will be known as United SportsCar Racing. The organization will use a logo that features a red helmet above an italicize ...

J.M. Smucker Company To Sponsor USOC

The J.M. Smucker Company signed a sponsorship with the USOC, giving it rights to use the five-ring logo to promote its Smucker’s, Folgers, Jif and Smucker’s Uncrustables Sandwiches. The deal runs through '16 and makes the company a sponsor-level partner, a category that typically costs a ...

NRA To Title Sponsor Race In Texas

The NRA finalized a deal with Texas Motor Speedway to become the title sponsor of the track's spring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. The agreement, which is expected to be announced today, will result in the first NRA-branded race at the Cup level. Financial terms were unavailable. Sprint Cup sponsor ...

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