STEVE POIZNER TO SERVE AS HONORARY RACE OFFICIAL FOR AUTO CLUB 500 SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2010) -- Current California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner will serve as an Honorary Race Official for NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series...
STEVE POIZNER TO SERVE AS HONORARY RACE OFFICIAL FOR AUTO CLUB 500
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2010) -- Current California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner will serve as an Honorary Race Official for NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 21.
As Honorary Race Official, Poizner will ride in the Official NASCAR Pace Car which leads the field to the green flag. The 250-lap, 500-mile event is scheduled to begin at Noon local time.
As Insurance Commissioner, Poizner oversees the California Department of Insurance, the state's largest consumer protection agency.
A highly successful entrepreneur, Poizner founded two successful technology companies in Silicon Valley. His last company, SnapTrack, pioneered the technology that put life-saving GPS receivers into 700 million cell phones around the world. Poizner also founded and served as chief executive officer of Strategic Mapping Inc., a company that assists police departments, utilities and transportation companies with strategic planning and logistics.
With free admission for children 12 and under in effect for events on Friday and Saturday of race weekend, race fans can be a part of all the history when Danica Patrick makes her NASCAR West Coast debut in the Stater Bros. 300 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.
Fans 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 day of entertainment and fun at a fantastic family value.
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.