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WRESTLING SUPERSTAR STEVE AUSTIN TO WAVE THE GREEN FLAG TO START THE AUTO CLUB 500 SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIF. (Feb. 18, 2010) -- Auto Club Speedway announced today that former WWF wrestling superstar Steve Austin will serve as Honorary...

WRESTLING SUPERSTAR STEVE AUSTIN TO WAVE THE GREEN FLAG TO START THE AUTO CLUB 500

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIF. (Feb. 18, 2010) -- Auto Club Speedway announced today that former WWF wrestling superstar Steve Austin will serve as Honorary Starter for the Auto Club 500 on Sunday, Feb. 21.

Austin, starring in the upcoming 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment film "Damage", which will be released on DVD on March 23, will get NASCAR's West Coast Premiere underway at noon PT on Sunday.

"Having been a NASCAR fan for years, it is a real honor to be chosen to waive the Green Flag at Sunday's race. I can think of no better place to introduce my upcoming FOX film DAMAGE than at the Auto Club Speedway in front of tens of thousands of screaming race fans!"

In "Damage", Ex-con John Brickner (Austin) turns to the world of underground fighting and at shot at a lucrative prize purse to help raise money for a little girl's heart transplant.

Austin, who was one of the most marketable and well-known wrestlers in history, became known for his constant spats with management. He retired from wrestling in 2003 as a six-time WWF champion, and as the only person to have ever won the Royal Rumble three times.

To see Austin wave the green flag to start the Auto Club 500 and to take advantage of many Auto Club 500 weekend ticket packages call 800-944-RACE (7223), or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com. This special package includes a $20 donation to Loma Linda Children's Hospital, lower grandstand reserved seats to the Auto Club 500, pre-race pit pass, Auto Club Speedway Valentine Bear and a parking pass.

Be a part of history when Danica Patrick makes her West Coast NASCAR debut in the Stater Bros. 300 NNS event on Saturday, Feb. 20 for as low as $30. Then come back for the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR -- the Auto Club 500 NSCS event on Sunday, Feb. 21, for as low as $35, to witness four-time consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson attempt his record breaking fifth win at Auto Club Speedway.

With free admission for children 12 and under in effect for events on Friday and Saturday of race weekend, families experiencing Auto Club Speedway can also take advantage of free parking, bring in their own food, or partake in the unbelievable menu items on site as well as other cost-savings opportunities while enjoying a full weekend of entertainment and fun at the Speedway's Opportunity, California FanZone.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com and be part of NASCAR history in Southern California.

-source: acs

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jimmie Johnson , Danica Patrick