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O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone Packed With 20th Anniversary Celebrations for NASCAR Auto Club 400 Weekend

TweetFONTANA, Calif.  –  This weekend, NASCAR makes its only stop in Southern California for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race weekend, March 23-26, at Auto Club Speedway. While fans are here to watch five-wide racing, they will also have access to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone for driver appearances, a dozen music performances, autograph sessions, Lefty’s Fun Zone, motocross exhibits and other family fun. Monster Energy will have a large display with a motorcycle “ball of death” and special motorsport exhibits. In addition, Fanatics returnsRead More


“Fast and Furious” star Scott Eastwood named Grand Marshal for Auto Club 400

Tweet FONTANA, Calif.  –  Scott Eastwood, star of the upcoming “FAST AND FURIOUS: The Fate of the Furious,” has been named Grand Marshal for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 on March 26, 2017 at Auto Club Speedway. As Grand Marshal, Eastwood will give the command “Drivers, start your engines” to the field at Southern California’s premier motorsports facility.  The event will be televised on FOX at 12:30 p.m. PT. As an Honorary Race Official, Eastwood will be involved with pre-race ceremony activities including driver introductions andRead More


Racing Legends Reunite at Auto Club 400 for Q&A in Fan Zone

TweetFONTANA, Calif. – Roger Penske, Richard Petty, Michael Waltrip, and Rusty Wallace are reuniting for a “Legends Q&A” session to share their racing stories and memorable moments prior to the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 26. Moderated by Jamie Little, NASCAR on FOX Pit Reporter, the Legends Q&A session is open to all ticket holders and scheduled from 9:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on the main stage in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone. “These racing legends have so many greatRead More


Country Sensation Karen Waldrup to Sing National Anthem at NXS 300

TweetFONTANA, Calif.  – Karen Waldrup, known for her thrilling country music performances, will perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the NASCAR XFINITY NXS 300 at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, March 25 at 1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET on FS1. Waldrup will also perform on the main stage in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone on Saturday from 11:00am – 12:00pm. Waldrup’s whose new album, Justified, is scheduled for release in 2017, has spent the last few years touring the world performing thousands of shows everywhere fromRead More


NASCAR Driver Joey Logano excited for the Auto Club 400 in SoCal

TweetEL SEGUNDO, Calif. — NASCAR driver Joey Logano made a stop in southern California to tour the Automobile Driving Museum on Wednesday afternoon. He was in the area to promote the upcoming Auto Club 400 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on March 26. I spoke with Logano on the phone during his visit to the museum in El Segundo. “It was a blast. I got to check out a lot of great cars that they have there and also give a lotRead More


LISTEN: Exclusive interview with NASCAR driver Joey Logano

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo spoke one-on-one with NASCAR driver Joey Logano. The Penske Racing driver was touring the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, Calif. during our interview. Find out more about his experience at the museum. How excited is he to race in the Auto Club 400? What does he enjoy most about being in Southern California? Learn what he thinks about new NASCAR rules including the stages. What are his goals for the 2017 season? Get those questions answered and more.    


Kaitlin Olson, star of FOX’s hit comedy “The Mick” will lead the field to start the Auto Club 400

TweetFONTANA, Calif.  – Auto Club Speedway announced today that Kaitlin Olson, star of FOX’s hit comedy, “THE MICK,” will be behind the wheel of the Official NASCAR 2017 Toyota Camry Pace Car as she leads the field before the start of the AUTO CLUB 400 airing Sunday, March 26, at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET, on FOX. As the official pace car driver, Olson will lead the top Monster Energy NASCAR  Cup Series drivers to the green flag to kick off the AUTO CLUB 400. “THE MICK,” airing Tuesdays (8:30-9:00Read More


Movie Monday: 89th annual Academy Awards (Oscars) Winners List

TweetAmericaJR.com has compiled the complete list of winners for the 2017 Academy Awards (Oscars). Comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosted the star-studded event live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. In a big mixup, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced that “La La Land” had won the coveted Best Picture award. The film’s producer, Jordan Horowitz, took a closer look at the winner’s card and showed the camera that “Moonlight” actually won for Best Picture.  It was called the “biggest upset” in Oscar history. Here are the winners: BEST PICTURE “Arrival” “Fences”Read More


89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars): Nominees List

TweetAmericaJR has compiled the nominees of the most popular award categories for the 89th annual Academy Awards (Oscars). The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be broadcast live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.  The Oscars, produced by De Luca and Todd and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, also will be televised in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.  Additionally, “The Oscars: All Access” live stream from theRead More


Academy’s Oscar Week Events Celebrate This Year’s Nominees

Tweet LOS ANGELES — In the week leading up to the 89th Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a series of public programs celebrating this year’s nominees in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Animated and Live Action Short Film categories.  All events will be held at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The Oscar Week schedule is as follows: OSCAR WEEK: SHORTS Tuesday, February 21, 7 p.m. Hosted by director Tim MillerRead More