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IndyCar Could Return To Australia's Surfers Paradise As Early As '17, Report Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 30 / 16

IndyCar is not ruling out a return of the series to Australia's Gold Coast as early as next season, but declined to comment further. North America's premier open-wheel racing series is currently in the process of investigating potential venues for its upcoming season. Those include a number of int'l...

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BetEasy To Stream Victorian Horseracing

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FFA Salary Cap Rules Hamper Sydney FC

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Foxtel, Sky Asked To Waive Fee

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