The Tender Box to Perform at Royal Purple 300 on Saturday, March 24

Hispanic rock band added to the lineup of live musical performances during NASCAR weekend at Auto Club Speedway


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif.  (March 21, 2012) – Race fans attending the highly competitive racing action that the Royal Purple 300 NNS race offers will also experience the indie rock sounds from The Tender Box.  The band is scheduled to perform prior to the Royal Purple 300 at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, March 24 at 12:30 p.m. on the DiscoverIE FanZone Stage.

The Tender Box band members – Joey Medina (vocals, guitar), Raul Martinez (guitar), Steve Mungarro (bass, vocals) and Chuck Gil (drums) are four childhood friends that formed the band growing up in the predominant Mexican American neighborhood of South Gate, Calif.

Originally inspired by the post punk and synthpop groups of the 1980s, The Tender Box have expanded on their sound blending alternative rock, Latin grooves and electro dance beats as revealed in their debut album The Score. 

In 2011 The Tender Box released their first Spanish Language Recordings with "EP2". Recorded with renown producers Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon), Jay Ruston (Morrissey) & Warren Huart (The Fray).

To experience the sounds of The Tender Box during the NASCAR weekend at Auto Club Speedway, visit the Auto Club Speedway ticket office, located at 9300 Cherry Ave. in Fontana, call 800-944-RACE (7223) or log on to

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About Auto Club Speedway:  Auto Club 400 tickets start at $30 and AAA members receive Show Your Card & Save discounts, including a special section with half-priced tickets for kids 12 and under.  In addition to 5-wide racing, free parking, unbelievable menu items and a full weekend of entertainment, live music and fun await fans in the Speedway’s DiscoverIE FanZone.  And don’t forget children 12 and under can sign up for the FREE Auto Club Speedway Lefty’s Kids Club membership to receive FREE admission on Friday and Saturday.  For more information or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit  For more information on event lodging, visit the Hilton Garden Inn, Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto Club Speedway.



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