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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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Bengals Threatening Fans

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Quiksilver Boosting Surf Contest

Quiksilver has signed on as presenting sponsor of the September 4-13 Boost Mobile Pro surfing contest at Trestles after rival Billabong "decided to leave the contest it founded," according to Shawn Pr

Media Monitor

NATIONAL TV MONITOR: Last night's 11:00pm ET 60-minute edition of ESPN's "SportsCenter" led with Mighty Ducks-Devils Game Five, followed by Cubs RF Sammy Sosa's corked-bat controversy, and D'Rays-Cubs

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Nets-Spurs Struggle In Game One

ABC earned a 6.4/11 final Nielsen rating for Game One of the Nets-Spurs NBA Finals from 8:30-11:15pm Wednesday night, down 40% from the 10.6/20 for Nets-Lakers Game One last year on NBC. Last year's g

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Marketplace Round-Up

While FL-based Eckerd Corp. chose "not to renew its far more expensive corporate sponsorship" with the D'Rays after the initial five-year deal expired last year, the company has agreed to sponsor the

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5 Big East Schools Sue Miami, BC

Five schools in the Big East Conference filed a lawsuit today "to try to prevent" the Univ. of Miami and Boston College from joining the ACC, "accusing them of secretly taking part in an expansion pla

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Friday, June 6, 2003 USA TODAY’s Matt Krantz writes of horse racing, “Interest is up, but track attendance is not.  It has been falling since horse racing’s heyday in the 1940s.  Ballooning betting levels aren’t a sign of appreciation of the smell of manure, the post parade of horses a ...

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ABC/ESPN Pitch First To IOC

ABC execs "trumpeted the network's long history with the Olympic movement" and predicted "unprecedented exposure for the Games" through ESPN and other Walt Disney Co. assets as they made their pitch t

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Nike's Knight In Shining Armor

Nike Chair & CEO Phil Knight this week did a rare interview with Portland radio station KFXX-AM and said of the company's $90M LeBron James deal, "It was much tougher than I expected, but it worked ou

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NHL Playoffs Coverage Update

ABC earned a 3.6/6 preliminary overnight Nielsen rating for last night's Mighty Ducks-Devils Game Five from 8:00-10:45pm, down 20% from last year's 4.5/8 for Hurricanes-Red Wings Game Five. The game e

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