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Franchitti, Bernie making news

Updated: June 22, 2003, 5:13 PM ET
By Robin Miller | Special to ESPN.com

PORTLAND -- As the Champ Cars prepare for Sunday's G.I. Joe's 200, the talk of the paddock was the speculation on Bernie Ecclestone's purchase of CART and why ex-CART star Dario Franchitti opted for surgery in the middle of the season.

Since Bernard (that's how CART CEO Chris Pook refers to the Formula One chief) couldn't be reached for comment and Pook wasn't giving out any new information since it was announced CART was for sale last Monday, the Franchitti story drew plenty of comment.

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