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UNGER: Toyota Motorsports Manager Les Unger said of what a Nextel Cup win would be worth for Toyota, “I don’t know that anyone anymore can translate a [single] win or being in competition to an immediate sale that follows doing well on the race track. I think it’s something that happens over time, as you build a greater awareness with the fan base, and they see that you’re in the sport for the long haul” ("On the Money," CNBC, 9/12).
NOTES: The Women's World Cup kicked off Monday, and the N.Y. TIMES' George Vecsey writes ESPN's broadcast included a "totally inappropriate commercial from Nike showing a creepy publicist wearing a [Brandi] Chastain-style sports bra, advising the players to focus on glitz. A few of the younger guns shoot him a hard look, and one of them boots a shot directly to some unspecified but vulnerable sector of the publicist's anatomy" (N.Y. TIMES, 9/12)....NASCAR team owner Bobby Ginn said Tuesday that "he was surprised by a lawsuit asserting he hadn't honored the contracts" of drivers Sterling Marlin, Joe Nemechek and their crew chiefs. Ginn: "Sterling and Joe's contracts ran through the end of the year, and I have paid them through August -- all of their winnings and salary, per the contract. And I intend to pay through the end of the year. I always have" (USA TODAY, 9/12)....USG Corp. has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the '07 AIBA World Boxing Championships in Chicago this fall. The competition from October 23-November 3 will draw nearly 700 boxers from more than 120 countries, and the championship bouts on November 3 will be broadcast live by Fox Sports (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 9/11).