WHAT: Marlboro 500, Race 17 of 17-race PPG CART World Series.
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 28, noon; practice Friday, Sept. 26; qualifying Saturday, Sept. 27.
WHERE: California Speedway, Fontana.
DISTANCE: 500 miles, 250 laps.
THE TRACK: D-shaped, two-mile oval, 14 degree banking in turns.
TELEVISION: ESPN, 5 p.m., delayed.
RADIO: KCKC, 1350 AM, noon Sunday.
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Inaugural event.
COMPANION RACE: PPG Firestone Indy Lights, Saturday, 2:45 p.m., 100 miles, 50 laps.
TICKETS: 71,000 grandstand seats sold out for Sunday; tickets available for Friday, $10, and Saturday, $20. Infield tickets available for Sunday, $30.