“Private Practice” Star Kate Walsh Named Grand Marshal For Stater Bros. 300

Kate Walsh

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIF. (Feb. 19, 2010) – Auto Club Speedway announced today that actress Kate Walsh will serve as Grand Marshal for the Stater Bros. 300 on Saturday, Feb. 20. 

As Grand Marshal, Walsh, who stars as Addison Montgomery on “Private Practice” which airs Thursdays nights at 10:00 p.m. on ABC, will give the most famous command in racing, “Drivers, Start Your Engines,” to start Auto Club Speedway’s Stater Bros. 300 NNS race underway on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. PT

Now in its third hit season, “Private Practice” is the sister show to “Grey’s Anatomy,” where Walsh first appeared as the character Addison Montgomery in 2005.  “Private Practice” premiered in Sept. 2007 as the highest-rated new series of the season.

Walsh was seen on the big screen in January starring opposite Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid in the supernatural thriller “Legion.”  She has recently finished filming an independent thriller, “Waska,” that centers on how a small town deals with the tragic death of a young boy.  She stars opposite Thomas Dekker, Mira Sorvino and Jeremy Piven.

To see Walsh give that most famous command in racing to start the Stater Bros. 300 call 800-944-RACE (7223), or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.

ABOUT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
Be a part of history when Danica Patrick makes her West Coast NASCAR debut in the Stater Bros. 300 NNS event on Saturday, Feb. 20 for as low as $30.   Then come back for the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR – the Auto Club 500 NSCS event on Sunday, Feb. 21, for as low as $35, to witness four-time consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson attempt his record breaking fifth win at Auto Club Speedway.

With free admission for children 12 and under in effect for events on Friday and Saturday of race weekend, families experiencing Auto Club Speedway can also take advantage of free parking, bring in their own food, or partake in the unbelievable menu items on site as well as other cost-savings opportunities while enjoying a full weekend of entertainment and fun at the Speedway’s Opportunity, California FanZone.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com and be part of NASCAR history in Southern California.

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