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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 03 / 27 / 17

Time to ‘Lean In’ at NASCAR, ISC Leaders from NASCAR and International Speedway Corp. gathered for a “Lean In” event in Daytona recently. ISC CEO Lesa France Kennedy holds a copy of the Sheryl Sandberg ...

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