Mark Yost has worked in business and sports journalism for nearly 20 years. He began his career at the Dow Jones Newswire in New York and eventually became Detroit bureau chief, overseeing the wire service’s automotive coverage. Yost also worked for the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal for five years, both in New York and Brussels. Today, Yost remains a regular contributor to the Journal’s Leisure and Arts pages, where he writes primarily about the business and economics of sports, including NASCAR, the NFL, Major League Baseball, the World Series of Poker, and the Kentucky Derby. He has also written for the Travel pages of the New York Times, book reviews for the Philadelphia Inquirer, commentary for the American Spectator, and catalog copy for the J. Peterman Co.