World Renowned Blue Angels to Perform Flyover at Auto Club 400

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (Jan. 16,  2014) – The world renowned pride of the Navy and Marine Corps, United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will perform a flyover prior to the start of the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 23 which is scheduled to begin at Noon PT.  It is the only sporting event flyover on the Blue Angels 2014 schedule.

With its storied history and precision flying, the mission of the Flight Demonstration Squadron is to showcase the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.  An estimated 11 million spectators view the squadron during air shows each year.  Additionally, the Blue Angels visit more than 50,000 people a show season (March through November) during school and hospital visits.

The Blue Angels are scheduled to fly 68 performances at 35 locations in North America during the 2014 season, making this their 28th year of flying the F/A-18 Hornet.  Visit www.blueangels.navy.mil for more information.  And follow The Blue Angels on Facebook at Facebook.com/Blue-Angels or on Twitter at @BlueAngels.

To experience the Blue Angles perform the flyover during the Auto Club 400 weekend, tickets are as low as $35. Call 800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com for more information.

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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 August.  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.

About the Blue Angels:  The Blue Angels is the United States Navy's flight demonstration squadron. The Blue Angels team was formed in 1946, making it the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team (under the same name) in the world. The Blue Angels' six demonstration pilots fly the F/A-18 Hornet, typically in more than 70 shows at 34 locations throughout the United States each year, where they still employ many of the same practices and techniques used in their aerial displays in 1946. An estimated 11 million spectators view the squadron during air shows each full year. The Blue Angels also visit more than 50,000 people in a standard show season (March through November) in schools and hospitals.   Since 1946, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators.



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