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Fox Sports Hires Jeff Gordon As Full-Time Analyst For Sprint Cup Races

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 22 / 15

Fox Sports on Thursday announced that Jeff Gordon has signed a multiyear contract with the net that will see him join the net's NASCAR Sprint Cup announce team in '16 as a race analyst after he retires this year as a competitive driver. He will work alongside play-by-play announcer Mike Joy and anal...

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EARLY NUMBERS SHOW SLIGHT DIP FOR WORLD SERIES RATINGS

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10/21/97
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: HBO, NBC, Media, Time Warner

10/21/97
AS THE MILLENNIUM NEARS, ESPN LOOKS AT THE "SPORTSCENTURY"

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Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

10/21/97
TIGER, LIVE IN TOKYO: FOX INKS DEAL FOR PRIME-TIME TOURNEY

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10/20/97
MEDIA NOTES

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10/20/97
OHLMEYER LASHES OUT AGAIN AT NBC/MLB TV PARTNERSHIP

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10/20/97
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10/17/97
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10/17/97
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10/17/97
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