Mötley Crüe have been named as the Grand Marshals for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race. That event will take place at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA on March 17 and it will see the band giving the command “Drivers, Start Your Engines.” Two of the stars from the group’s film adaption of “The Dirt”, Douglas Booth (who plays Nikki Sixx) and Machine Gun Kelly (who plays Tommy Lee), will make appearances as well.
Dave Allen, president of Auto Club Speedway, said the following
“We look forward to having Mötley Crüe bring their famous energy to the greatest command in motorsports. They might be world-renowned rock stars now, but they got their start in California and we’re happy to have them home.”
Lee also commented:
“Growing up, we were race car fans and dreamed of fast cars so to be included in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event is wild!”
“We are super stoked to give the command at the Auto Club 400. It’s going to be an epic day at the race track.”
NASCAR ticket holders who have pre-race pit passes will be able to see “The Dirt” cast and the band during the pre-race ceremony activities, including driver introductions. You can purchase tickets by calling 800-944-RACE (7223), logging on to autoclubspeedway.com, or by visiting the Auto Club Speedway ticket office at 9300 Cherry Avenue in Fontana. You can also watch the event on Fox at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT.