Rey Mysterio Named Honorary Pace Car Driver

FONTANA, Calif. (March 5, 2019) – Auto Club Speedway announces WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio, as the Honorary Pace Car Driver for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 17. The WWE Superstar is hopping out of the ring to get behind the wheel of the Official NASCAR 2019 Toyota Camry Pace Car where he will lead the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers before the start of the Auto Club 400 at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET, televised on FOX.


New this year, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will line up for a “Five Wide Salute” during the pace laps to pay homage to Saturday night short tracks and to celebrate Auto Club Speedway’s signature racing style of flat out and five wide.


The San Diego native is known for his high-flying style and signature masked look, which has made him one of the well-known and beloved competitors of all-time.


Mysterio is one of the most decorated Superstars in history, becoming a Triple Crown Champion in 2011. Mysterio has won the WWE Championship, World Heavyweight Championship (2x), Intercontinental Championship (2x), Cruiserweight Championship (3x) and Tag Team Championships (4x) during his illustrious career. He also won the Royal Rumble in 2006.   

With a race ticket and pre-race pit pass, fans will be able to see Rey Mysterio participate in the pre-race ceremonies, and will also receive access to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone featuring live entertainment, NASCAR driver appearances, Monster Energy Smoke Shows, Lefty’s Fun Zone, celebrity appearances and motorsport displays. 


To purchase tickets to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Club 400 race, call 800-944-RACE (7223), log on to, or visit the Auto Club Speedway ticket office at 9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana.



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