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IndyCar seeks sizable increase in rights fees

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 03 / 20 / 17

ABC and NBC Sports now hold the series’ rights. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES Weeks away from opening negotiations on new media rights deals, IndyCar executives will highlight the spor...

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