FONTANA, Calif. – Auto Club Speedway announced today that Kaitlin Olson, star of FOX’s hit comedy, “THE MICK,” will be behind the wheel of the Official NASCAR 2017 Toyota Camry Pace Car as she leads the field before the start of the AUTO CLUB 400 airing Sunday, March 26, at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET, on FOX. As the official pace car driver, Olson will lead the top Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers to the green flag to kick off the AUTO CLUB 400.
“THE MICK,” airing Tuesdays (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX and has been renewed for a second season. Olson also stars on the critically acclaimed cult hit “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” which entered its 11th season in January 2016. Additionally, Olson was seen in Pixar Animation’s “Finding Dory,” in which she voiced the role of “Destiny,” a whale shark that taught “Dory” to speak whale.
Olson also appeared in FOX’s hit feature comedy, “The Heat,” opposite Melissa McCarthy and Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock, and directed by Paul Feig. Additional feature credits include Universal’s romantic comedy, “Leap Year,” with five-time Academy Award nominee Amy Adams; and the festival darling “Weather Girl,” alongside Jane Lynch and Mark Harmon.
To see Olson during pre-race ceremonies and drive the Toyota Camry Pace Car, purchase tickets by calling 800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.
About Auto Club Speedway:
Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend, March 24-26, 2017. The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the circuit. 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.