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SMI's Admission Revenue Down 5% in '14; TV Money, Reduced Expenses Boost Profit

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Speedway Motorsports Inc. reported a $5.3M decrease in admission revenue across its eight tracks in '14, trending with lower attendance overall for NASCAR events last year, according to SMI officials. Some events were affected by weather at events held at Bristol Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speed...

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12/03/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

LEO MEHL was named VP/Indianapolis Motor Speedway & Exec Dir/Indy Racing League (IRL). Mehl ran the racing division at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. for 25 years. He replaces Jack Long (INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar, Madison Square Garden, NHL, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

12/02/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

In an excerpt from RICK TELANDER''S new book, "In the Year of the Bull," a book about the ''95-96 Bulls championship, Telander quotes Pistons Coach DOUG COLLINS on PHIL JACKSON: "All that flower-power

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, Palace Sports & Entertainment, People and Pop Culture

12/02/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

ESPN named JED DRAKE VP/Remote Production, AL JAFFE VP/Production Recruitment & Talent Negotiations, and MO DAVENPORT and FRED GAUDELLI Senior Coord. Producers (ESPN). ..Anheuser-Busch named AUGUST BU

Tags: Anheuser Busch, ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

11/26/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

SHAQUILLE O''NEAL bought a home in First County, Houston for his girlfriend, who wanted to be near her grandmother. O''Neal joins fellow NBA stars HAKEEM OLAJUWON and CHARLES BARKLEY in the neighborho

Tags: ABC, Dallas Cowboys, NBA, Nike, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Walt Disney

11/26/96
EX-ADMIRALS VP TO START PERSONAL TEAM CONSULTING BUSINESS

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Tags: Indiana Pacers, People and Pop Culture

11/26/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Starter Corp. named FRED BURKE VP/Field Sales Operations and SUSAN CAISSY LEE GM/Youth & Kids (Starter). ...Cohn & Wolfe named JAY ROSENSTEIN Senior VP/Dir of Sports & Events (Cohn & Wolfe)...Wilson R

Tags: ESPN, Fila USA, News Corp./Fox, Reebok, San Francisco Giants, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, Wilson Sporting Goods

11/25/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Cobra Golf Inc. named ROBERT DUBIEL President & CEO. Dubiel had served as President & CEO of Cobra Golf''s sister company, Titleist and Foot-Joy, since January ''96. MARK MCCLURE, who had been CEO sin

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11/25/96
ROBERT CAPORALE JOINS THE BRFG TEAM

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Tags: New England Patriots, NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins, People and Pop Culture

11/25/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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Tags: CBS, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Miami Dolphins, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Toronto Raptors, Viacom

11/15/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The NFL named JOHN COLLINS to the newly created position of VP/Programming in the Broadcasting Department. Collins had been VP/Marketing & Sales with NFL Films (NFL)....Motorola Inc. appointed CHRISTO

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