DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: ISCA; OTC Bulletin Board: ISCB) ("ISC"), the leading promoter of major motorsports entertainment, will host an eight-part webcast series of panel discussions with prominent sports business and media executives, and political/community leaders addressing the most current issues in major sports. The innovative webcasts, powered by Citrix GoToWebcast, titled Sports Business Insider Series will be hosted by sports media personality Rick Horrow.
The Sports Business Insider Series, which will begin September 27, 2013 and end July 2, 2014, is intended to address major business, marketing and political matters that are important to major sports. The panelists have a wide-ranging depth of knowledge across all sports properties—NASCAR, National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League—as well as other leagues. Other areas of expertise the panelists will explore include the media landscape, and political and legislative issues.
Horrow will moderate the discussion as well as provide his unique perspective on the issues.
The Sports Business Insider Series attendance and webcast viewing is by invitation only, although followers of @ISCupdates, @RickHorrow, and @daryl_wolfe will get #InsiderSeries content during the series. Details about the September 27th Sports Business Insider Series webcast will be announced the week of September 16th.
"The Sports Business Insider Series will be an outstanding forum to bring some of the most innovative, progressive and insightful executives together to discuss current topics that are at the forefront of our industries," says ISC President John Saunders. "Having these open-ended discussions will benefit not only each other as we gain valuable insight from the panelists but also will show that all major sport properties are faced with similar issues and opportunities. We are fortunate to have Rick involved as it gives additional authority to the series. He is not only a well-known sports media personality but also is involved in major sports at all levels."
"The billion-dollar business of sports evolves daily," Horrow adds. "As fans become more sophisticated, sponsors become more demanding, TV networks become more creative, and technology becomes more advanced, the industry must demonstrate more insight. I am excited to help implement the ISC vision in sharing 'best practices,' and analysis with industry partners around the country. It will be a win-win opportunity for all involved."
About International Speedway Corporation
International Speedway Corporation is a leading promoter of motorsports activities, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities. The Company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation's major motorsports entertainment facilities, including Daytona International Speedway® in Florida (home of the DAYTONA 500®); Talladega Superspeedway® in Alabama; Michigan International Speedway® located outside Detroit; Richmond International Raceway® in Virginia; Auto Club Speedway of Southern CaliforniaSM near Los Angeles; Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, Kansas; Phoenix International Raceway® in Arizona; Chicagoland Speedway® and Route 66 RacewaySM near Chicago, Illinois; Homestead-Miami SpeedwaySM in Florida; Martinsville Speedway® in Virginia; Darlington Raceway® in South Carolina; and Watkins Glen International® in New York.
The Company also owns and operates Motor Racing Network, the nation's largest independent sports radio network and Americrown Service CorporationSM, a subsidiary that provides catering services, food and beverage concessions, and produces and markets motorsports-related merchandise. In addition, the Company has a 50 percent interest in the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.internationalspeedwaycorporation.com.
About Rick Horrow
As Chairman of Horrow Sports Ventures (www.horrowsports.com), Rick Horrow has been the architect of 104 deals worth more than $20 billion in sports, performing arts, and other urban infrastructure projects.
Horrow hosts Bloomberg TV "Sportfolio," and serves as sports business analyst for the network as well as for FoxSports.com. He also hosts an two-hour weekly business-oriented program on Yahoo! Sports Radio.
Horrow is nicknamed "The Sports Professor" because he has been Visiting Expert on sports law at The Harvard Law School, where he received a law degree alongside Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts, his roommate.
He is author of the autobiographical When The Game Is On The Line and co-author of Beyond the Scoreboard: An Insider's Guide to the Business of Sport.
SOURCE International Speedway Corporation