Stater Bros. Racefest Offers Free Preview Of Exciting NASCAR Weekend At Auto Club Speedway

Stater Bros. Racefest presented by Pepsi

San Bernardino County, Calif. (Sept. 15, 2009) – Race fans can get a free pre-race “sneak-peak” at the excitement surrounding Southern California’s Inaugural “Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup” Weekend with a night full of high speed festivities and high octane entertainment as Stater Bros. Racefest presented by Pepsi comes to Auto Club Speedway on Thursday, Oct.  8.  

This is the 5th year that Stater Bros. Markets has sponsored this free event to the public (admission and parking) which will be held in the Opportunity, California FanZone outside the front stretch and in the shadow of Auto Club Speedway.  Stater Bros. Racefest is scheduled from 5 – 9:30 p.m. and is an exciting kickoff to the NASCAR Playoff Weekend, highlighted by the Pepsi 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race.

With the much anticipated Pepsi 500 scheduled just three days later (Sunday Oct. 11), the Stater Bros. Racefest will provide a glimpse of the celebrity and excitement that is NASCAR with a fun-filled evening including driver autograph and Q&A sessions, a freestyle Moto-X stunt show with Rockstar Metal Mulisha, live music, rides, games, souvenir trailers, a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hauler parade, on-site silent auctions and great food & beverages.

Auto Club-sponsored driver Sam Hornish, Jr. heads an all-star lineup of NASCAR personalities who will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs. Scheduled to appear are: 

Marcos Ambrose
Greg Biffle
Clint Bowyer
Jeff Burton
Brendan Gaughan
Kasey Kahne
Jason Keller
Joey Logano
Mark Martin
Jamie McMurray
Casey Mears
Scott Speed
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
Brian Vickers
Steve Wallace
Michael Waltrip

* The driver schedule is subject to change. For the latest updates on the driver schedule visit

There will also be a special appearance by four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon and Crew Chief Steve Letarte for a Q&A session on the main stage at 8 p.m.

For fans wanting to get up close and personal with the stars of NASCAR, race fans can bid for a Meet & Greet opportunity with Jeff Gordon and brothers Kurt and Kyle Busch at the Online Racefest Auction benefiting the Stater Bros. Charities.  To bid on these online auctions, or to view other online auction opportunities visit

Tickets to Southern California’s Inaugural Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race start as low as $35 and include an All Day Food Fest package, and ticket deals to see the stars of NASCAR and the stars of TNA Wrestling’s Bound for Glory 2009; the chance to get up close and personal to Jimmie Johnson and so much more.  Don’t wait as these great ticket packages are selling fast.  Call 800-944-RACE (7223), or visit

In addition to world-class NASCAR racing, Auto Club Speedway offers one of the best fan experiences of any racing facility in the country: free parking, a wide variety of gourmet food options, escalators to the grandstands, misting stations throughout the facility, and top-name musical entertainment provides a fantastic full-day family value.

For more information about the Stater Bros. Racefest Presented by Pepsi or to purchase tickets to the Pepsi 500, call 800-944-RACE (7223), or visit


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