SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (March 21, 2011) – Actor Christian Slater, star of the upcoming FOX comedy “Breaking In”, will serve as Grand Marshal for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup race – the Auto Club 400 – at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 27.

As Grand Marshal, Slater will give the command, “Gentlemen, Start Your Engines,” to the 43-car field of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The event will be televised at noon on FOX.

With an impressive career that spans the worlds of film, television and stage, Slater has established himself as one of the most talented actors of his generation. “Breaking In”, is an offbeat workplace comedy about a high-tech security firm that takes extreme – and often questionable – measures to sell its protection services. It centers on a team of uniquely skilled oddball geniuses hand-picked to work for OZ (Slater), a larger-than-life head honcho who is a man of mystery and master of manipulation. “Breaking In” premieres Wednesday, April 6 (9:30/8:30c) following “American Idol.”
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Slater made his film debut in 1985 in “The Legend of Billie Jean.” Among his many feature credits are “Bobby,” “Slipsteam,” “He Was a Quiet Man,” “Windtalkers,” “Broken Arrow,” “True Romance,” “Very Bad Things,” “Heathers,” “The Contender,” “Bed of Roses,” “Murder in the First,” “Interview with a Vampire,” “Untamed Heart,” “Pump Up the Volume,” “The Name of the Rose,” “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” and “Gleaming the Cube.” His producing credits include “Basil” and “Hard Rain,” both of which he also starred in. He also served as an executive producer on Peter Berg’s “Very Bad Things.” In 1996 Slater made his directorial debut with “Museum of Love,” a short film for cable.

Tickets to the Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 27 start as low as $35 and AAA members receive Show Your Card & Save discounts, including a special section with half-priced tickets for kids 12 and under. For more information or to purchase tickets call 800-944-RACE (7223), log on to or visit the Auto Club Speedway ticket office.

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