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Published March 10, 1999
ITALIAN STALLIONS: The '99 McDonald's Championships will be held at the Fila Forum in Milan on October 14-16. The three-day competition, featuring the NBA champions and five int'l club champions, will be broadcast to over 160 countries and seen on NBC and TNT in the U.S. (NBA). NOTES: In Boston, Gregg Krupa wrote that the first & second round NCAA Tournament games at the FleetCenter could generate $8M in spending, with "the big winners being hotels and restaurants" (BOSTON GLOBE, 3/9)....Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) President Ed Clark said that as of Tuesday, AMS has sold about 85,000 tickets for the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 500, leaving "at least" 50,000 tickets available for Sunday's race. A full-page ad ran in today's ATLANTA CONSTITUTION promoting the race (3/10).