Meg Whitman to Serve as Grand Marshal for Pepsi MAX 400


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif.  (Oct. 8, 2010) – California Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman will serve as Grand Marshal for NASCAR’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race – the Pepsi MAX 400 – at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, Oct.10.

As Grand Marshal, the former eBay President and CEO, will give the command, “Gentlemen, Start Your Engines,” to the 43-car field of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.  The event will be televised at noon on ESPN.

Through the years Whitman’s career led her to key executive positions at some of America’s best‐known companies, including Disney, Stride Rite, FTD and Hasbro. 

In the fall of 1997 she met the founder of a tiny start‐up company called eBay.   She served as President and CEO from 1998-2008. When she joined eBay, the company had just $4.7 million in revenues and 30 employees; when she retired in March of 2008, ten years later, the company had nearly $8 billion in revenues and 15,000 employees worldwide.

Race fans can be a part of all the Sunday action with tickets starting as low as $35 and many packages to choose from.  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.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit and be part of NASCAR in Southern California.

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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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