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Stanton Barrett to Bring 'Melrose Place' to the Race Hollywood Writer and TV Star Show Support for Stuntman/Driver * Stanton Barrett, NASCAR Nationwide Series driver and Hollywood stuntman, will pilot the No. 31 Rick Ware Racing car at Auto ...

Stanton Barrett to Bring 'Melrose Place' to the Race
Hollywood Writer and TV Star Show Support for Stuntman/Driver

* Stanton Barrett, NASCAR Nationwide Series driver and Hollywood stuntman, will pilot the No. 31 Rick Ware Racing car at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on Oct. 10.

* The No. 31 car will carry associate sponsorship from Bantam Books' Family Affair, a newly released novel by Caprice Crane.

Stanton Barrett, driver of the No. 31 car:

"I am excited to have this opportunity with publisher Bantam Books having Family Affair as one of our sponsors. It is very exciting to share three things I love and have a passion for -- the movie business, great creative novels and auto racing. For the first time in my career, I have the opportunity to run a sponsorship from someone who is part of the film industry, which I have worked in for over 22 years.

"Recently, it feels like my life reads like a novel. I raced in Japan a few weeks ago in IndyCar, and now I'm back with the Nationwide car preparing for California. Right now, it seems like every day is something new -- a new page. I'm working on preparing for next season and pulling some stuff together. It's great to have support from my friends in Hollywood.

"I can't wait to get back in the car at the Fontana race. And it's going to be cool to have Shaun Sipos attend and have a little bit of Hollywood there at the track with me."

Caprice Crane, novelist, screenwriter and television writer, on her affiliation with racing:

"When Stanton told me he was a race car driver, I mentioned a humorous scene in Family Affair where the female lead character literally chases her husband and his parents, NASCAR-style, down the highway, forcing them to pull over -- also catching the attention of a nearby police car."

-credit: sbPR

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