The world’s most notorious, multi-platinum rock band, Mötley Crüe, have been named Grand Marshals and will give the command “Drivers, Start Your Engines,” on March 17, 2019 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.
Joining the band will be actors Douglas Booth (who plays Nikki Sixx) and Colson Baker a.k.a.. Machine Gun Kelly (who plays Tommy Lee) from the upcoming Netflix film The Dirt launching with its soundtrack on Netflix March 22. Based on the best-selling autobiography by Mötley Crüe and Neil Strauss, the film is an unflinching tale of success and excess as four misfits rise from the streets of Hollywood to the heights of international fame.
“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.” —Dave Allen, President of Auto Club Speedway
“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!” – Tommy Lee, Drummer of Mötley Crüe
“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.” – Nikki Sixx, Bassist of Mötley Crüe
NASCAR ticket holders who have pre-race pit passes will be able to see The Dirt cast and Mötley Crüe band members during the pre-race ceremony activities,including driver introductions. The event will also be televised on FOX at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT.
Theiconic band has accumulated over 100 million records sold worldwide, seven platinum and multi-platinum certifications, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and countless sold-out tours across the globe. Mötley Crüe is reaching new heights in the film industry with Netflix by sharing their octane-fueled origin story, which is directed by Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) and includes a stellar cast: Douglas Booth (Loving Vincent), Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones), Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly (Bird Box), Daniel Webber (The Punisher), David Costabile (Breaking Bad, Billions) and Pete Davidson (SNL).
Auto Club Speedway PR