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Marlboro 500 -- Blundell Wins! CART Online (September 28) -- Mark Blundell capped a great season for the PacWest Racing Groupwith a victory in today's season ending Marlboro 500 Presented By Toyota at California Speedway. The race can be seen...

Marlboro 500 -- Blundell Wins!

CART Online (September 28) -- Mark Blundell capped a great season for the PacWest Racing Groupwith a victory in today's season ending Marlboro 500 Presented By Toyota at California Speedway. The race can be seen on ESPN later today at 8:00 pm. ET (5:00 p.m. PT).

Blundell (Motorola Reynard Mercedes-Benz) led Jimmy Vasser (Target Reynard Honda HRR) across the finish line by just over eight seconds. A tearful Adrian Fernandez (Tecate/Quaker State Lola Honda HRR) had his best result of a frustrating season with a year's best third place.

Blundell made his move when his teammate Mauricio Gugelmin (Hollywood Reynard Mercedes-Benz) dropped from the front of the pack with tire problems and Greg Moore (Player's Indeck Reynard Mercedes-Benz) retired with a blown engine late in the race while running up front.

Gugelmin recovered to finish fourth ahead of Bobby Rahal (Miller Lite Reynard Ford Cosworth) who complete the top five.

Blundell's win was his third of the year, all on different types of race tracks. He previously won at Portland and Toronto.

"We have wins on a permanent road course, a street circuit and now a superspeedway," Blundell said. "All we need now is a short oval but that is something to shoot for next year."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jimmy Vasser , Adrian Fernandez , Bobby Rahal , Mauricio Gugelmin , Mark Blundell , Greg Moore