CHAMPCAR/CART: Blundell to continue with PacWest, Motorola

Blundell to continue with PacWest, Motorola for the millennium Cicern, IL - (August 22, 1999) - CART veteran Mark Blundell will continue to pilot the ...

Blundell to continue with PacWest, Motorola for the millennium

Cicern, IL - (August 22, 1999) - CART veteran Mark Blundell will continue to pilot the #18 Motorola Pacwest machine during the 2000 FedEx Championship Series season. Pacwest Racing Group President Bruce R. McCaw announced today.

"We're very pleased to extend our relationship with a proven winner like Mark Blundell," stated McCaw. "Mark has been an excellent ambassador for both Motorola and Pacwest, and plays a major role in the continuing development of our organization."

Blundell made his CART debut in 1996 and has earned three victories - Portland, Toronto, and Fontana - in his three-year tenure with Pacwest. His Portland win also marked the closest finish in Champ Car history, with Blundell defeating runner-up Gil de Ferran by a mere 0.027 seconds.

"I'm very happy to continue with PacWest and Motorola," said Blundell. "I have the utmost respect for my team owner Bruce McCaw and the race-winning package that he has constructed. I now look forward to being part of a championship-winning team into the new millennium and beyond."

Entering this weekend's fifteenth round of the 1999 FedEx Championship Series at the Chicago Motor Speedway. the 33-year-old Briton had earned five podium finishes and 31 points-paying results in 58 Champ Car starts.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Gil de Ferran , Mark Blundell , Bruce McCaw