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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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SportsNet forms marketing bond

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06/17/02
3 more national TV ads for Jeter

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06/17/02
Sponsorship briefs

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Tags: Anheuser-Busch Cos., CFL, KFC, Marketing and Sponsorship, MillerCoors, MLB

06/17/02
Gatorade commercial a winner

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06/17/02
Alan Taylor makes comeback

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SBJ/ESPN Sports Poll

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Sponsorship Briefs

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Bonds to star in MasterCard promo

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