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Auto Club Speedway Celebrating 20th Anniversary At NASCAR Weekend

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 24 / 17

Auto Club Speedway this weekend is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a host of different events and activities as NASCAR rolls into Fontana. ACS President Dave Allen noted it is the first "birthday" celebration for the ISC-owned track. Allen: “We felt like 20 was a significant one; ...

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Rain Strikes U.S. Open Again

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NFL Sunday Ticket Dominates

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Operators May Bench NFL Net

Some cable operators "will try to keep the NFL Network off their systems as a bargaining chip in future negotiations for Sunday Ticket," according to analysts cited by Andy Bernstein of SPORTSBUSINESS

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Executive Transactions

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Media Notes

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Names & Faces

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"There are some people who are going to be upset by this." — Minneapolis Star Tribune Sports Editor Glen Cervier, on the paper adding a Packers beat writer (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 9/4).


THE DAILY is seeking an entry-level Research Associate at our Charlotte, NC, headquarters. This position will be primarily responsible for presenting all quantitative data within the publication, incl

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