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JESSIE JAMES TO PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM PRIOR TO STATER BROS. 300 AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY San Bernardino County, Calif. -- (February 19, 2009) -- Mercury Records recording artist Jessie James, who's song "Blue Jeans" is featured in the current hit...

JESSIE JAMES TO PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM PRIOR TO STATER BROS. 300 AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY

San Bernardino County, Calif. -- (February 19, 2009) -- Mercury Records recording artist Jessie James, who's song "Blue Jeans" is featured in the current hit film Confessions of a Shopaholic, will perform the National Anthem prior to the Stater Bros. 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, Feb. 21.

The soundtrack is currently No. 2 on the iTunes Top Chart, and the movie debuted in the top 5 in its opening weekend.

The American pop singer-songwriter, a self-proclaimed 'military brat,' started writing music with her plastic guitar at nine years old, and then in high school, made weekend road trips from Atlanta to Nashville, where she worked with some of Music City's great producers and songwriters.

James is just one of several musical sensations taking part in Auto Club Speedway's Auto Club 500 Weekend. In addition to James, Grammy-nominated Little Big Town will perform the National Anthem before the Auto Club 500. Gavin Rossdale, who is currently enjoying the success of his Top 40 hit single "Love Remains the Same," will perform a pre-race concert prior to the Auto Club 500 in the Opportunity, California FanZone, while Rev Theory, currently on tour with Theory of a Deadman and Ten Second Epic, will perform Saturday Feb. 21 and Sunday, Feb. 22 also at Auto Club Speedway's Opportunity, California FanZone.

Band from TV, noted celebrities from television's Heroes, Desperate Housewives and House just to name a few is scheduled to rock the Opportunity, California FanZone Stage on Sunday and multi-platinum singer/songwriter and country superstar Billy Ray Cyrus will serve as Grand Marshal for the Stater Bros. 300 as well as perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the San Bernardino County 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event, both scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21.

About Auto Club Speedway

Don't miss out on the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR, the Auto Club 500 on February 22, 2009. See the biggest stars of NASCAR including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, and Juan Pablo Montoya as they reach speeds of more than 200 miles per hour. NASCAR racing is a full day of excitement and entertainment that includes sponsor displays, live musical entertainment, great food and fun for the whole family. Enjoy the Speedway's fan amenities, including new escalators, shade structures and misting zones, souvenir shopping and Apex by Wolfgang Puck. To purchase tickets for the Auto Club 500 weekend call 800-944-RACE (7223), or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com for more information.

-credit: acs

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya