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8/1/2019

SS – BOS – Column – August 2019

This month, as SPEED SPORT celebrates it 85th anniversary, we will take a look at the value of legacy and heritage in sport from a financial perspective. Motorsports is a passion that provides pleasure to many people. Collecting memorabilia is a popular pastime, and races tend to provide a steady supply of damaged gear. There […]

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7/4/2019

SS – BOS – Column – July 2019

This month, we examine costs and trends to attend major sporting events. One of the main considerations of sports fans is the cost to attend a sporting event.  During this time of increased viewing options and the competition for a person’s time, money is the one constant metric. The game must be worthy of a […]

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6/30/2019

SS – BOS – Column – June 2019

Business of Speed The Money Behind the Motorsports Industry By: Tim Frost Date: June 1, 2019 This month, we will take a look at the financial and operational performance of the largest public companies in the motorsports sector. International Speedway Corporation – (ISCA): For 2018, International Speedway Corporation posted revenues of $673.2 million, an increase […]

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5/1/2019

SS – BOS – Column – May 2019

Business of Speed The Money Behind the Motorsports Industry By: Tim Frost Date: May 1, 2019 There is a familiar refrain that sports and politics should not mix. Many feel that government should stay out of the sports business and allow fans to enjoy the field of play without the outside distractions of everyday life. […]

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4/1/2019

SS – BOS – Column – April 2019

Business of Speed The Money Behind the Motorsports Industry By: Tim Frost Date: April 1, 2019 We know how hard motorsports professionals work at the track, but this month we will examine the off-track business activities of motorsports industry professionals. Life as a driver, crew chief, and team owner can be a lucrative endeavor. However, […]

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3/1/2019

SS – BOS – Column – March 2019

Business of Speed The Money Behind the Motorsports Industry By: Tim Frost Date: March 1, 2019 The media landscape surrounding the motorsports industry continues to evolve. As the racing season gets underway there is anticipation about the future and the challenges ahead. The rapid development of technology is no longer limited to competition on the […]

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2/1/2019

SS – BOS – Column – February 2019

Business of Speed The Money Behind the Motorsports Industry By: Tim Frost Date: February 1, 2019 Sports tourism is a significant business that contributes a great deal to the motorsports industry. This month, we will look at the business of sports tourism and how motorsports contributes to the bottom line. The annual trek south for […]

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1/1/2019

SS – BOS – Column – January 2019

Business of Speed The Money Behind the Motorsports Industry By: Tim Frost Date: January 1, 2019 Another year is upon us and this time will examine the business issues and trends that will affect the motorsports industry for the coming twelve months. As the trade shows and banquets conclude, the off-season chatter looks towards the […]

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12/1/2018

SS – BOS – Column – December 2018

Business of Speed The Money Behind the Motorsports Industry By: Tim Frost Date: November 1, 2018 This month, we will look at the current situation between Nascar and International Speedway Corporation from a financial perspective. Nascar Holdings, Inc. recently made an unsolicited offer to purchase International Speedway Corporation. The potential transaction may have a huge […]

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11/1/2018

SS – BOS – Column – November 2018

Business of Speed The Money Behind the Motorsports Industry By: Tim Frost Date: November 1, 2018 There is considerable debate over the state of sports business. Unsettled may be the proper mood – attendance, sponsorship levels and cars counts are not what they once were. We are in a period of transition – operating in […]

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