FONTANA, Calif. (March 15, 2017) – Latin singer Pepe Aguilar will serve as Honorary Starter for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 26. As Honorary Starter, Aguilar will wave the green flag to start the Auto Club 400, and watch the stock cars take their first lap on one of the oldest oval track surfaces and the fastest tracks on the NASCAR circuit. The event will be televised at 12:30 p.m. (PT) on FOX.
As the first Mexican Latin singer to serve as the Honorary Starter at the Speedway, Aguilar will be involved with pre-race ceremony activities including driver introductions and special NASCAR awards. He will be joined by this year’s Pace Car Driver Kaitlin Olson, National Anthem Singer Skylar Stecker and other dignitaries.
Aguilar, the son of two Mexican icons: Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre, is a five-time Grammy Award winner and four-time Latin Grammy Award winner along with multiple Lo Nuestro Awards - including the coveted "Excellence Award" along with several Latin Billboard awards selling over 15 million records worldwide. He's currently on tour with an upcoming show at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on April 22.
“We’re excited to have Pepe participate in our race weekend as the Honorary Starter. We have a large Hispanic fan base that I’m sure will also enjoy hearing that Pepe will be here cheering on Daniel Suárez,” said Dave Allen, President of Auto Club Speedway.
Aguilar released his 26th album in 2016 titled "No Lo Había Dicho” (“I Have Not Said”) that celebrates the past, present and future of Mexican music infused with Rock, Pop, Cumbia, Vallenato and even Banda.
To see Pepe Aguilar wave the green flag at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400, purchase tickets starting at $45.00 by calling 800-944-RACE (7223), log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com or visit the Auto Club Speedway ticket office at 9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana.