International Music, TV & Film Superstar David Hasselhoff to Perform National Anthem at 300


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif.  (Oct. 6, 2010) – David Hasselhoff is ready to take the stage at Auto Club Speedway to perform the National Anthem for the 300 NNS race on Saturday, Oct. 9.  Fans can catch Hasselhoff’s performance and the 300 live on ESPN 2, starting at 1:30 p.m. PDT.

Hasselhoff, listed in the Guinness Book of Records as “The Most Watched TV Star in the World”, began his acting career in “The Young and the Restless” as Dr. Snapper Foster and then starred as Michael Knight in the show “Knight Rider.” This role earned him the People’s Choice Award for Most Popular Actor.  His most popular role was next when he starred in “Baywatch.”  The show ran for 11 years and is still viewed in 140 countries by over one billion viewers every week.  He has starred in several feature films, on stage and has had a remarkable musical career garnering 40 gold and platinum records worldwide.  Hasselhoff just completed recording an album with award winning Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn.

Hasselhoff and his daughters, Taylor Ann and Hayley will also launch a new reality show on A&E titled “Meet the Hasselhoff’s.”  The program is set to premier at the end of the year.
Throughout his extraordinary television career, Hasselhoff has also appeared in feature films such as Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and Adam Sandler’s Click. Off screen, he has recorded multiple albums, one that has gone triple platinum, starred in the Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde, in London’s West End production of Chicago, and The Producers in Las Vegas. Most recently, Hasselhoff was honored by Comedy Central with The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff which premiered as one of the top-rated comedy roasts on the network.
His autobiography, "Making Waves," was published by Hodder & Stoughton in the UK and made the Best Seller list.  A US release titled "Don’t Hassel the Hoff" was published by Thomas Dunne books, a division of St. Martin’s Press. Due to its success, “Making Waves” was just re-issued in Austria where it appeared at # 8 on the non-fiction charts.

To see Hasselhoff perform the National Anthem at the NNS 300, race fans can take advantage of the many ticket packages available for the weekend by calling call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visiting


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About Auto Club Speedway
NASCAR’s playoffs go golden when the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup roars into the Golden State and Southern California’s Auto Club Speedway, Oct. 8-10.  Experience a weekend full of speed beginning with NASCAR Qualifying Day (Oct. 8), followed by the NNS 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



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