I am a Nascar fan and was thrilled to hear that the Great Gonzo will be the Grand Marhall at the Auto Club 400 race on March 23, 2014. He will give the command “Drivers, Start Your Engines” to the field of 43 drivers. He will appear at the speedway just two days after his new movie, “Muppets Most Wanted,” hits the big screen.
“Going around in circles as fast as possible is how I got my start,” said Gonzo, who counts NASCAR racing among his favorite sports. So it’s a real honor to be named Grand Marshal of this year’s Auto Club 400! For me, it’s right up there with sword-juggling, bog-snorkeling and competitive dentistry.”
— Dawn Cullo (@DawnCullo) March 17, 2014
Prior to race day you can also catch the Hauler Parade as it weaves through the streets of Fontana, Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga en route to their final destination, Auto Club Speedway. You can also shop at the select Merchandise Haulers of Tony Stewart, Jr. Nation, Sin City Motorsports and more at the Bass Pro Shop 7777 Victoria Gardens Lane in Rancho Cucamonga.
To experience a once-in-a-lifetime Muppet experience, call 800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com for more information.
Gonzo stars in the upcoming Disney movie “Muppets Most Wanted,” which takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon and Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard.
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