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John Youk looks up from a camouflage grill beneath a tent at Kentucky Speedway and eyes a Sprint Tower in the distance. He scans the numbers for Stewart-Haas drivers. “Patrick’s third fastest,” he says, nodding. “Stewart’s quick, sixth. We’ve got hot cars. Oh y...

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Inside the deal

THE DEAL: Delta Air Lines signs as title sponsor of Delta Air Lines Senior Tour of Champions for seven events on the European senior men’s tennis circuit. Estimated value: $500,000. Length: Two years (estimated). D eal makers : *Delta: Deborah Merrens, manager, sponsorships an ...

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Fox roars with creation of a new sports unit

If Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. comes to dominate the U.S. and international sports markets, his decision last week to create a stand-alone entertainment and sports company, the Fox Group, may mark the seminal moment in his conquest. While Murdoch’s purchase of the Los Angeles Dodgers, ...

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Coast to Coast

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Fresh name in Tampa: You can call it Ray

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