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Staff writer Michael Smith covers colleges, golf and lacrosse.

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Alabama’s success delivers big payday

04 / 21 / 14

Photo by: GETTY IMAGES Roll Tide is right. The University of Alabama is set to capitalize on its success over the last five years by signing one of the nation’s most lucrative multimedia ...

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04/09/07
Travel by track: ISC, Orbitz join up to target race fans

International Speedway Corp., owner of 12 racetracks that host NASCAR Nextel Cup events, is teaming with Orbitz Worldwide in an attempt to make travel planning easier for race fans. Travel plus tickets at racing.orbitz.com. The creation of racing.orbitz.com will b ...

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04/09/07
Another title, another special logo for Gator goods

Just how many T-shirts do University of Florida fans need? Licensees are about to find out. With product featuring Florida’s dual national championships in football and basketball still on the shelf, new Gator T-shirts, hats and other apparel are on the way to market with a new mark for ye ...

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04/02/07
Race fans to vote for best pizza

Domino’s Pizza is pitting Brooklyn against Philadelphia in its next promotion. Not the cities, the pizzas. Domino’s Brooklyn-style pizza and its Philly Cheesesteak pizza will go head to head in consumer voting, with the winner getting a free ride on David Reutimann’s No. 00 car. ...

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04/02/07
Fisher-Price race cars coming soon to a neighborhood near you

Who would buy a race car that goes 5 mph? Fisher-Price believes a lot of parents will. Beginning in May, Junior will be able to drive like Dale Earnhardt Jr. as long as his car’s battery holds out. The toy company is in the final stages of negotiations to ...

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04/02/07
Jayski creator sells to ESPN, stays with site

ESPN has acquired Jayski.com, a Web site that collects NASCAR news, rumors, links, information and statistics. Jayski.com founder Jay Adamczyk, who created the site in 1996 for a class project and made it his full-time job in 1999, will continue to assimilate the bountiful supply of informa ...

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04/02/07
ESPN Regional seeking partners for its school deals

ESPN Regional Television, an ESPN Inc. subsidiary that owns multimedia rights at the universities of Kansas, Oregon and South Florida, is seeking a partner for those sports properties, sources say. ISP Sports, Host Communications and Learfield Sports have emerged as candidates to partner wi ...

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03/26/07
Rebel yellow: Sprint Nextel color going on walls

When NASCAR fans watch the 2007 Nextel All-Star Challenge, Dean Kessel wants them seeing yellow. Lots of yellow. A rendering shows how Lowe’s Motor Speedway will look with yellow retaining walls. Sprint Nextel’s signature event in May will feature a new enhan ...

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03/19/07
Alltel strategy in NASCAR aims to overcome limits

It’s safe to say that Samira Zebian, Alltel’s director of sponsorship marketing, will be pulling for the underdogs in the NCAA Tournament. It’s a role she knows well. As the first-year chief of Alltel’s sponsorship on Ryan Newman’s No. 12 Dodge, Zebian went into the year knowing her compan ...

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03/19/07
Car club a rolling billboard for IndyCar Series

The IndyCar Series discovered a unique ally when it went searching for ways to promote its races in market. The series has partnered with the Honda S2000 car club, a national group of 56,000 members, to help spread the word about upcoming IndyCar races. Honda S2000 ...

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03/19/07
NASCAR, Clarkson try ‘swapping fan bases’

By the time Kelly Clarkson’s third album is released this summer, she will have performed at the Daytona 500, appeared in a NASCAR commercial and served as ambassador for NASCAR Day. Kelly Clarkson chats with driver Kasey Kahne and performs at Daytona (below). ...

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