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John Walters
March 27, 2000
CART's season-opening Marlboro Grand Prix begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, but ESPN will telecast it on tape delay at 4:30 p.m. Why? Well, the network also has the rights to the NASCAR Food City 500, for which the green flag drops at I p.m.—and stock cars grab bigger ratings than Indy Cars. CART driver Dario Franchitti can empathize with his association's also-ran status. His girlfriend, Ashley Judd, will miss the Marlboro Grand Prix because of a commitment 2,338 miles away: that evening's Academy Awards, where she's a presenter. Talk about double jeopardy.... ESPN will show the NIT (Not Interested Tournament) semifinals (Tuesday, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.) and final (Thursday, 7 p.m.).
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March 27, 2000

The Zapper

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CART's season-opening Marlboro Grand Prix begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, but ESPN will telecast it on tape delay at 4:30 p.m. Why? Well, the network also has the rights to the NASCAR Food City 500, for which the green flag drops at I p.m.—and stock cars grab bigger ratings than Indy Cars. CART driver Dario Franchitti can empathize with his association's also-ran status. His girlfriend, Ashley Judd, will miss the Marlboro Grand Prix because of a commitment 2,338 miles away: that evening's Academy Awards, where she's a presenter. Talk about double jeopardy.... ESPN will show the NIT (Not Interested Tournament) semifinals (Tuesday, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.) and final (Thursday, 7 p.m.).

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