California Speedway pre-event news 2007-08-27

DYNAMIC DUO OF DYLAN AND COLE SPROUSE TO SERVE AS HONORARY STARTERS FOR THE SHARP AQUOS® 500 Stars from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody to Wave the Green Flag LOS ANGELES, CA -- Television and film stars, Dylan and Cole Sprouse will...

DYNAMIC DUO OF DYLAN AND COLE SPROUSE TO SERVE AS HONORARY STARTERS FOR THE SHARP AQUOS® 500

Stars from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody to Wave the Green Flag

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Television and film stars, Dylan and Cole Sprouse will serve as Honorary Starters before the Sharp AQUOS® 500, California Speedway President Gillian Zucker announced today. As the honorary starters for the Sharp AQUOS® 500, the Sprouse brothers will wave the green flag to signal to the 43 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers the beginning of the race.

"As the youth market of NASCAR continues to grow, we want to make sure we are reaching out to our young fans," said Zucker. "Having two of the biggest stars as part of the SHARP AQUOS® 500 pre-race helps to solidify the bond between California Speedway and the huge fan base Dylan and Cole already enjoy."

Identical twin brothers Dylan and Cole first gained national fame for playing a role on the ABC hit sitcom "Grace Under Fire". In 1999, the two made their big screen debut opposite Adam Sandler in "Big Daddy". The have also appeared in feature films including "The Astronaut's Wife" and "The Master of Disguise" and lent their voices to the animated movie "Eight Crazy Nights". Since 2005, the Sprouse's have held starring roles as Zack and Cody Martin on the hit Saturday morning original series "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody".

The Sprouse brothers join a star-filled lineup scheduled to be in attendance at California Speedway throughout the Labor Day race weekend. Platinum recording artist 30 Seconds to Mars will perform during the Miller Lite Rock 'n Racing show prior to the Sharp AQUOS® 500, while 25-time Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder will serve as the race's Grand Marshal.

The NASCAR Nextel Cup Series returns to California Speedway over Labor Day Weekend for the Sharp AQUOS® 500. For more information about the race weekend at California Speedway, please visit www.californiaspeedway.com. To purchase tickets, call 800-944-RACE or log on to www.racetickets.com. Fans are encouraged to come early to races and take advantage of all the attractions in the Opportunity, California FanZone. Opportunity, California FanZone is a multi-million dollar facility enhancement including delicious food at Apex by Wolfgang Puck, the Speedway's official retail store called Impulse, amazing sounds of live bands at the entertainment stage, and shade and leisure areas.

California Speedway is owned by International Speedway Corporation, a leading promoter of motorsports activities in the United States, currently promoting more than 100 events annually. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.iscmotorsports.com.

-credit: cs

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