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Brendan Fraser to drive pace car prior to Sunday’s race at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 27, 2019) – Versatile and critically acclaimed actor Brendan Fraser will serve as the Honorary Pace Car Driver for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 31.

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The stage and screen actor, currently seen as former race car driver Cliff Steele/Robotman in the revival of DC Universe’s live-action series Doom Patrol, will pilot a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, the Official Pace Vehicle of Texas Motor Speedway, as he paces the field on the 1.5-mile tri-oval leading up to the start of the 334-lap, 501-mile race.

Fraser is most well-known for his 1999 role as Rick O’Connell in Universal’s smash hit action/horror adventure The Mummy. In 2001, Fraser reprised his role on the film’s sequel, The Mummy Returns. In 2008, Universal released Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. The Mummy franchise has grossed $1.415 billion worldwide to date.

A media availability and approved one-on-one interviews with Fraser is scheduled for Sunday, March 31 at 10:15 a.m. CT, in the infield media center.

A full weekend of NASCAR racing excitement kicks off Friday, March 29 with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Vankor 350, continues Saturday, March 30 with the NASCAR Xfinity Series My Bariatric Solutions 300 and culminates Sunday, March 31, with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. In addition, the Stadium SUPER Trucks Outdoor Powersports Offroad Rumble takes center stage three times: Saturday afternoon immediately following the My Bariatric Solutions 300 and Sunday, one before and the other 30 minutes after the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.

Single tickets, group tickets, and ticket packages are still available. Come join the fun and be the first to take in all the racing action at the new Turn 1 Terrace, Texas Motor Speedway’s latest facility upgrade specifically for the race fan. Tickets for children 12 & under are just $10 when accompanied by a paid adult.