FONTANA, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2019) – The world’s most notorious, multi-platinum rock band, Mötley Crüe, have been named Grand Marshals and will give the command “Drivers, Start Your Engines,” on March 17, 2019 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.
Joining the band will be actors Douglas Booth (who plays Nikki Sixx) and Colson Baker a.k.a.. Machine Gun Kelly (who plays Tommy Lee) from the upcoming Netflix film The Dirt launching with its soundtrack on Netflix March 22. Based on the best-selling autobiography by Mötley Crüe and Neil Strauss, the film is an unflinching tale of success and excess as four misfits rise from the streets of Hollywood to the heights of international fame.
"We look forward to having Mötley Crüe bring their famous energy to the greatest command in motorsports. They might be world-renowned rock stars now, but they got their start in California and we're happy to have them home.” —Dave Allen, President of Auto Club Speedway
“Growing up, we were race car fans and dreamed of fast cars so to be included in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event is wild!” – Tommy Lee, Drummer of Mötley Crüe
"We are super stoked to give the command at the Auto Club 400. It’s going to be an epic day at the race track.” – Nikki Sixx, Bassist of Mötley Crüe
NASCAR ticket holders who have pre-race pit passes will be able to see The Dirt cast and Mötley Crüe band members during the pre-race ceremony activities, including driver introductions. The event will also be televised on FOX at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT.
The iconic band has accumulated over 100 million records sold worldwide, seven platinum and multi-platinum certifications, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and countless sold-out tours across the globe. Mötley Crüe is reaching new heights in the film industry with Netflix by sharing their octane-fueled origin story, which is directed by Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) and includes a stellar cast: Douglas Booth (Loving Vincent), Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones), Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly (Bird Box), Daniel Webber (The Punisher), David Costabile (Breaking Bad, Billions) and Pete Davidson (SNL).
Kickstart the fun and get your tickets to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 to see the cast and band members along with other honorary race officials. To purchase tickets, call 800-944-RACE (7223), log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com, or visit the Auto Club Speedway ticket office at 9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana.
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About Auto Club Speedway
Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend – March 15-17, 2019. The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the NASCAR circuit. The Speedway is also home to numerous movie, 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.
About Mötley Crüe:
Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass), and Tommy Lee (drums)— has commandeered the rock pantheon for 38 years as the leaders in rock history. They’ve accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 100m, 7 platinum and multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, 6 Top 20 pop singles, 3 GRAMMY nominations, 4 New York Times best-sellers and even landed a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Known for their iconic live performances, they’ve sold-out countless tours across the globe in front of millions of fans with groundbreaking production highlights such as Tommy Lee’s, Crüecifly-Drum-Rollercoaster and Nikki Sixx's Flame-Throwing-Bass. The band concluded their extensive two-year final tour in 2015 after 165 shows across 5 continents, grossing over $100m. The band’s music is frequently licensed by major household brands such as KIA Motors, Dodge, Coldwell Banker, NASCAR, Carl’s Jr. and many more. Most recently “Kickstart My Heart” was featured on Planter’s Nuts’ commercial and “Home Sweet Home” in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl commercial where the band donated their fee to support animal rescue. Both commercials aired during the 2019 Super Bowl. For updates, visit: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram