March 23, 2014 on FOX
Emmy-Nominated Mindy Kaling to lead field of Sprint Cup
Series drivers at Auto Club 400
credit: Auto Club Speedway
will be behind the wheel of the pace car.
Calif. -- Auto Club Speedway announced today
that Mindy Kaling will be behind the wheel of the Official
NASCAR 2014 Toyota Camry Pace Car as she leads the field
of 43 stock cars before the start of the Auto Club 400
at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 23, at 12 p.m.
PT/3 p.m. ET, televised on FOX.
Award-nominated Mindy Kaling is a quadruple-threat to
be reckoned with. Kaling is an actor, writer, producer
and director. She wears all these hats on the critically
acclaimed series THE MINDY PROJECT. Kaling, along with
THE MINDY PROJECT’s creative staff, recently was
nominated for a Writers Guild Award for Best New Series
for THE MINDY PROJECT.
also starred as “Kelly Kapoor” on the Emmy
Award-winning comedy “The Office.” Initially
hired in 2004 as a writer and performer for the American
version of the British cult hit, she wrote more than 18
episodes of the series, including “Niagara,”
which scored her an Emmy nod. In 2009, she debuted as
a director, with the episode “Subtle Sexuality,”
and she subsequently was named an executive producer on
Office” was nominated and won multiple awards, including:
Writers Guild of America Awards, Television Critics Association
Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globe Awards
and Emmy Awards. Kaling was singled out when she was nominated
for a 2008 Image Award in the Outstanding Writing in a
Comedy Series category for the “Branch Wars”
episode of “The Office.” The comedy was nominated
for a 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Writing
for a Comedy Series. Furthermore, Kaling and the creative
staff were nominated for a 2010 Writers Guild Award for
Outstanding Achievement in Television in the Comedy Series
has been featured on Entertainment Weekly’s
list of the 10 Funniest Actresses in Hollywood. She was
twice featured on Rolling Stone’s Hot List:
once in 2007 as Hot Hyphenate, for writing and acting
on “The Office”; and then again in 2009 for
Hot Network Hope. Also in 2009, she was featured as one
of Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch.
can take advantage of many Auto Club 400 weekend ticket
offers starting as low as $35, in addition to ticket packages
including appearances with NASCAR drivers Jeff Gordon;
special offers for AAA members; a first time fans package;
and so much more.
addition to top-notch live entertainment and a variety
of Auto Club 400 ticket packages, 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 call 800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.
About Auto Club Speedway:
50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, California, Auto
Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports
facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each
year including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club
400 weekend in March and the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships
Finale weekend in August. The two-mile D-shaped oval is
one of the fastest tracks on the INDYCAR and NASCAR circuits.
The Speedway is also home to numerous movies, television
and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing,
club racing and a variety of racing schools. For more
information on events at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE
(7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.
For more information on event lodging, visit the Hilton
Garden Inn, Fontana, the official hotel partner of
Auto Club Speedway and Auto Club Dragway.
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