Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Auto Club Speedway

I’ll be heading to Fontana, California this weekend.  There is a lot of excitement planned for everyone attending this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series event.  The multi-platinum-selling rock band, All American Rejects, will be playing a pre-race concert this Sunday.   And, Jo Jo, the youngest artist to ever reach No. 1 at the Top 40 Radio Format (and the youngest solo artist to have a No. 1 song on the Billboard charts) is singing the National Anthem prior to Sunday’s, Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

All American Rejects scheduled to perform a pre-race concert on Sunday, March 25 prior to the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

: JoJo scheduled to sing the National Anthem before the green flag on Sunday, March 25 for the Auto Club 400.

One new event added to this weekend is a celebrity FundRacing qualifying event called the DRIVE4COPD Pro-Am Celebrity Racing Challenge which will feature well known faces in entertainment, music and business who will take the wheel of a NASCAR stock car to support awareness, screenings and research for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The star-studded race is created in partnership with COPD Foundation in support of DRIVE4COPD, the Official Health Initiative of NASCAR®.

On Friday, March 23, celebrities will compete in the Drive4COPD Celebrity Racing Challenge at Auto Club Speedway.

Pro-Am participants will attend Rusty Wallace Racing School and then tackle 4 laps around Southern California’s premier motorsports oval behind the wheel of a stock car. The celebrity race will be held at 6 p.m. PST on Friday, March 23, following the DRIVE4COPD NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying.


Auto Club Speedway will make a donation to COPD Foundation on behalf of the participants. Fans will be encouraged to text donations from the track.  All donations for the event and COPD Foundation are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Janet Bolin

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