- Inaugural Bloomberg Sports Business Summit set - Sep 5th
As sports venues supported by public funds are assessed with a critical eye and controversy over players' unions continue, Bloomberg will convene key figures from across the sports industry -- including league commissioners, team owners, former players and sports finance experts -- for the inaugural Bloomberg Sports Business Summit on September 6, 2012.
- Crown Royal tabs 'Your Hero Name Here' winner - Jul 23rd
When local firefighters saved Troy, Ala., native Curtiss Shaver's life during a tragic farming accident, Shaver knew he'd found his calling. Though the accident claimed the lower part of his left leg, Shaver persevered and began a lifelong career as a firefighter and certified EMT with the goal of giving back to his community. In a special event at Troy Fire Station No. 1, a ceremonial Yard of Bricks was revealed to recognize Shaver as winner of Crown Royal's "Your Hero's Name Here" program.
- RCR minority partner considering selling stake - Jul 16th
Richard Childress Racing has advised its employees, drivers and key sponsors that Chartwell Investments is considering exiting its minority equity position in RCR.
- TNT ready for Wide Open coverage from Daytona - Jul 3rd
TNT's signature Wide Open television format will return for the sixth consecutive year during the network's exclusive coverage of the Coke Zero 400 at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday. In addition to the TNT telecast, the Coke Zero 400 -- traditionally the network's highest-rated race from the NASCAR Summer Series -- will also be simulcast for the first time on truTV. Wide Open coverage debuted during the summer race at Daytona in 2007, providing continuous race coverage free of national commercial breaks. It offers more than 20 percent unobstructed race action than the standard telecast by using a letterbox widescreen format to allow for a continuous scroll of race information. National sponsors featured in this year's telecast include: AndroGel, Coke Zero, Dodge Ram, Geico, Goodyear, Sprint, Toyota, Twitter and Viagra.
- Daytona takes first step toward big redevelopment - Jun 29th
New seats in the frontstretch grandstand, a new exterior, improved amenity and gate areas, perhaps even escalators instead of stairs -- Joie Chitwood has a grand vision of a redeveloped Daytona International Speedway that could include all of it and more.