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Hangin' With ... IMSA SportsCar Championship Title Winner Christina Nielsen

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 21 / 16

CHRISTINA NIELSEN made history when she became the first female driver to win a major, full-season North American sports car championship. The 24-year-old Dane won the title in the GT Daytona category this season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship together with co-driver ALESSANDRO BA...

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Spain To Host FIBA Women's WC In '18

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