June 18, 2006 on FOX
SANDLER NAMED GRAND MARSHAL OF 3M PERFORMANCE 400
Michigan International Speedway
Mich. –There will already be plenty of NASCAR NEXTEL
Cup Series stars at Michigan International Speedway for the 3M Performance
400, but June 18th has gotten even brighter with the naming of popular
film star Adam Sandler as the race’s Grand Marshal.
is the star of over a dozen films including the blockbuster comedies
The Longest Yard, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer,
50 First Dates and Big Daddy, to name just a few.
who will give the command to start engines as well as participate
in other pre-race ceremonies, is appearing at MIS only days before
the June 23 release of his newest film.
Pictures/Revolution Studios’ comedy Click, Sandler portrays
Michael Newman, a family man whose busy career as an architect doesn’t
leave much time for his wife, Donna (Kate Beckinsale), and two kids.
Unable to figure out which of his many remotes turns on the television,
he goes shopping for a universal remote and finds the perfect device
through Morty (Christopher Walken), who gives him a one-of-a-kind
remote with magical powers. With each click, Michael is able to
control his career and personal life. But complications arise when
the remote starts to overrule his choices.
also stars David Hasselhoff as Michael’s boss, Henry Winkler
and Julie Kavner as his parents and Sean Astin.
Sandler has redefined my definition of golf and hockey, and I'm
sure he'll give us a new meaning to the role of Grand Marshal as
well,” said Brett Shelton, President of MIS. “We know
that our fans will enjoy the opportunity to see him, and we are
excited that he chose our event and NASCAR racing to help kick off
his latest movie campaign.”
who has attended other NASCAR races, will be seeing his first at
MIS. “I’m looking forward to being part of a great event,”
said Sandler. “As someone who has portrayed athletes in films,
I have a lot of respect for NASCAR drivers and what they do. I’ve
met some of the drivers and it’s easy to see that they are
why the sport is so popular with the fans.”
for both NEXTEL Cup Series races at MIS, the June 18 3M Performance
400 presented by Post-it® Picture Paper and the August 20 GFS
Marketplace 400, are currently on sale at MIS’ official website,
by calling the MIS ticket hotline at 1-800-354-1010.
Tickets to all other events, which include the IRL IndyCar Series,
NASCAR Busch Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and ARCA/REMAX
Series are also now available.
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