Off-Track


Mindy Kaling to drive pace car for Auto Club 400

March 14, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Mindy Kaling to drive pace car for Auto Club 400
Star of 'The Mindy Project' latest star to be part of Sprint Cup Series race at Fontana

Television star Mindy Kaling will be behind the wheel of the Official NASCAR 2014 Totoya Camry Pace Car to lead the field for the start of the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 23 (3 p.m. ET, FOX)

Kaling stars in "The Mindy Project" on FOX, in which she also serves as a writer, producer and director. She also starred as Kelly Kapoor on the Emmy Award winning comedy "The Office." In addition, Kaling directed 18 episodes of the show and also went on to serve as an executive producer of the series.

Kaling is just the latest star to be a part of the NASCAR race weekend at Auto Club Speedway. Billy Ray Cyrus will be performing a pre-race concert on Sunday and Gonzo of the Muppets will deliver the most famous words in motorsports: "Drivers, start your engines."

The Auto Club 400 is the fifth race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

READ MORE:

READ: Latest
NASCAR news

WATCH: Latest
NASCAR video

PLAY: NASCAR
Fantasy Live

FOLLOW LIVE: Get
RaceView