American Idol Alum Katharine McPhee To Perform National Anthem At Auto Club 500

World-class NASCAR racing, full day of entertainment for as low as $35 for the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR

Katherine McPhee to perform National Anthem at the Auto Club 500

San Bernardino County, Calif. – (Feb. 4, 2010) – Auto Club Speedway announced today that singer, songwriter and actress Katharine McPhee will perform the National Anthem before thousands of fans for the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR– the Auto Club 500 NSCS race at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 21.  The Auto Club 500 will broadcast live on FOX, with pre-race coverage beginning at 11 a.m. PT and the race starting at noon.  

Native Southern Californian, Katharine McPhee gained notoriety as the American Idol Fifth Season runner-up in 2006.  Soon after, she released her first self-entitled solo album, debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 in early 2007. Earlier this year, McPhee released her sophomore album Unbroken on Verve Forecast Records available in stores now. As an actress, McPhee can be seen in Adam Sandler's hit feature film, "House Bunny" and will be a guest on NBC's new TV comedy "Community," airing March 4th.

To see Katharine McPhee live on stage, race fans can take advantage of many Auto Club 500 weekend ticket packages starting as low as $35 including a Juan Pablo Montoya ticket package complete with an Auto Club 500 lower grandstand reserved seat (rows 11 to 23), Q&A session, pit pass, commemorative gift and parking pass; a Dale Jr. and Danica ticket deal; fan hospitality packages that include breakfast with Dale Jr. or brunch with the “King” Richard Petty and so much more!

For more information or to purchase tickets call 800-944-RACE (7223), or visit

Be a part of history when Danica Patrick makes her 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 a fantastic family value.

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 and be part of NASCAR history in Southern California.

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