Multiplatinum Album and Grammy Award Winning Artist Lupillo Rivera to Perform at Auto Club 400
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (Feb. 19 , 2013) – Mexican Regional musician Lupillo Rivera will perform live at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 race at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 24 at 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Lupillo is expected to perform his first single of 2013 “Yo Te Extrañare” (I Will Miss You) on the Auto Club Speedway FanZone Entertainment Stage. He recorded the single in honor of his late sister, Jenni Rivera, who passed away in December.
The Rivera family came from humble beginnings. After immigrating to the United States from Mexico, Lupillo’s father Don Pedro Rivera saved enough money picking fruits at local farms and selling souvenir buttons at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles to launch the Rivera musical dynasty. Don Pedro established his own record label and as fate would have it, when a singer of a band did not show up for the recording session, Lupillo stepped in, sang and recorded his first songs.
In 2000, his single “El Moreno” was the hit song that jump started his musical career. After the success of “El Moreno,” he recorded the album titled “Despreciado,” where he covered traditional Mexican songs. “Despreciado” went multiplatinum and garnered popularity in both the United States and Mexico. Lupillo went on to win several industry awards including a Grammy Award for Best Banda Album in 2010 for “Tu Esclavo y Amo”.
In addition to live entertainment, Auto Club Speedway also offers free parking and allows fans to bring in their own food, making race weekend an incredible family value full of fun and entertainment.
To experience the sounds of Lupillo Rivera during the Auto Club 400 Weekend at Auto Club Speedway, purchase tickets which start as low as $35. For more information call 1-800-944-RACE (7223), visit the Auto Club Speedway ticket office located at 9300 Cherry Ave. in Fontana or log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com.
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About Auto Club Speedway: Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, California, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend in March and the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships Finale weekend in October. The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the INDYCAR and NASCAR circuits. The Speedway is also home to numerous movies, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com . For more information on event lodging, visit the Hilton Garden Inn, Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto Club Speedway and Auto Club Dragway.