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F1 U.S. Grand Prix Still On Schedule Despite Thunderstorms In Austin

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 22 / 17

A line of thunderstorms moved through Austin early this morning, but it "shouldn’t pose any kind of scheduling problem" for today’s F1 U.S. Grand Prix. The race itself "does not start until" 2:00pm CT at Circuit Of The Americas ( MYSTATESMAN.com, 10/22 ). Among the celebrity gu...

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Under Armour Unveils New Subscription Service

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NFL Giving Away Super Bowl LII Tickets

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DC United Playing Final Match At RFK Stadium

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