Carly Fiorina to Serve as Honorary Starter for CampingWorld.Com 300

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif.  (Sept. 28, 2010) – U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina will serve as an Honorary Starter for the NNS CampingWorld.com 300 at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 9.

As Honorary Starter, Fiorina, former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, will wave the green flag to officially start the race.  The 150-lap, 300-mile event is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. local time and will be televised on ESPN2.

Fiorina served as Chairman and CEO of HP from 1999 to 2005, leading the legendary company through the dot-com bust and the worst technology recession in 25 years. During her tenure, HP’s revenues doubled from $42.4 billion to $86.7 billion, with improved profitability in every product category. Today, HP is the largest technology company in the world.

Fiorina will get the on-track racing underway on Saturday to kick off NASCAR’s “playoff” weekend.  With free admission for children 12 and under in effect for events on Friday and Saturday of race weekend, race fans can be a part of history when Danica Patrick returns to NASCAR racing in California in the CampingWorld.com 300 for as low as $30.  Then come back for the Pepsi MAX 400 on Sunday, Oct. 10, for as low as $35, to see who takes the checkered flag in the fourth race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs.

Fans 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 day of entertainment and fun at a fantastic family value.

To see Fiorina wave the green flag to start the NNS CampingWorld.com 300 and to take advantage of the many ticket packages available for the weekend call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com and be part of NASCAR history in Southern California.

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About Auto Club Speedway
This October the playoffs go golden!  The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup roars into the Golden State and Southern California's Auto Club Speedway.  Experience a weekend full of speed beginning with NASCAR Qualifying Day (Oct. 8), followed by the NNS CampingWorld.com 300 (Oct. 9) and culminating with Southern California’s “playoff” race – the Pepsi MAX 400 (Oct. 10). 

Free parking, unbelievable menu items and a full weekend of entertainment, live music and fun await fans in the Speedway’s DiscoverIE FanZone. 

Pepsi MAX 400 tickets start at $35 and AAA members receive Show Your Card & Save discounts, including a special section with half-priced tickets for kids 12 and under.  And don’t forget children 12 and under can sign up for the FREE Auto Club Speedway Lefty’s Kids Club membership to receive FREE admission on Friday and Saturday.

For more information or to purchase tickets call 800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.

 

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