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VERSATILE ACTOR BRENDAN FRASER NAMED HONORARY PACE CAR DRIVER FOR THE O'REILLY AUTO PARTS 500 AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 VERSATILE ACTOR BRENDAN FRASER NAMED HONORARY PACE CAR DRIVER FOR THE O'REILLY AUTO PARTS 500 AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 27, 2019)

Versatile and critically acclaimed actor Brendan Fraser will serve as the Honorary Pace Car Driver for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 31.

The stage and screen actor, currently seen as former race car driver Cliff Steele/Robotman in the revival of DC Universe’s live-action series Doom Patrol, will pilot a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, the Official Pace Vehicle of Texas Motor Speedway, as he paces the field on the 1.5-mile tri-oval leading up to the start of the 334-lap, 501-mile race.

Fraser is most well-known for his 1999 role as Rick O’Connell in Universal’s smash hit action/horror adventure The Mummy. In 2001, Fraser reprised his role on the film’s sequel, The Mummy Returns. In 2008, Universal released Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. The Mummy franchise has grossed $1.415 billion worldwide to date.

A media availability and approved one-on-one interviews with Fraser is scheduled for Sunday, March 31 at 10:15 a.m. CT, in the infield media center.

A full weekend of NASCAR racing excitement kicks off Friday, March 29 with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Vankor 350, continues Saturday, March 30 with the NASCAR Xfinity Series My Bariatric Solutions 300 and culminates Sunday, March 31, with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. In addition, the Stadium SUPER Trucks Outdoor Powersports Offroad Rumble takes center stage three times: Saturday afternoon immediately following the My Bariatric Solutions 300 and Sunday, one before and the other 30 minutes after the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.

Single tickets, group tickets, and ticket packages are still available. Come join the fun and be the first to take in all the racing action at the new Turn 1 Terrace, Texas Motor Speedway’s latest facility upgrade specifically for the race fan. Tickets for children 12 & under are just $10 when accompanied by a paid adult.

Tickets can be purchased online HERE, by calling the Texas Motor Speedway Ticket Office at 817.215.8500, on the Texas Motor Speedway mobile app, or by visiting the Texas Motor Speedway Ticket Office Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

About Texas Motor Speedway

Texas Motor Speedway, with a crowd capacity in excess of 190,000, is among the largest sports stadiums in the United States and features an array of amenities such as the world’s largest TV that make it one of the premier venues in the world of sports. The 1.5-mile superspeedway located in Fort Worth hosts all three NASCAR national series as well as the Verizon IndyCar Series among its various races and specialty events throughout the year. Texas Motor Speedway also holds the distinction of being one of only two motorsports venues in the country to play host to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series as well the Verizon IndyCar Series. Since opening in 1997, Texas Motor Speedway has generated an annual economic impact of approximately $300 million to the North Texas region. Texas Motor Speedway is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., a publicly traded company that is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. For more information, please visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

About the author

The Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department is located on the 6th floor of The Speedway Club outside of Turn 1 of the speedway. 

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