SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (March 25, 2011) – Actress Molly Ringwald will serve as Honorary Starter for the Royal Purple 300 NNS race at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, March 26.

As Honorary Starter, Ringwald will wave the green flag to get the Royal Purple 300 underway. The event will be televised at 2:30 p.m. PT on ESPN.

Race fans can also watch Ringwald on the breakout hit “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”, which airs on Mondays at 8/7c on ABC Family.

Ringwald began her acting career at age 13 when she starred in Paul Mazursky’s “The Tempest” and received a Golden Globe nomination for her role. She also lent her talent to the theatrical stage, where she starred in the plays “Cabaret,” and “When Harry Met Sally. Ringwald is best known for the now-iconic coming-of-age movies “Sixteen Candles”, “The Breakfast Club”, and “Pretty in Pink”.

On April 26, 2011, Ringwald will release the paperback version of her bestselling book Getting The Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick. Originally released as a hardback in April 2010, the book (which was her first venture as an author) hit both the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times’ Bestseller Lists. Part memoir, part girlfriend’s style guide, it explores subjects as diverse as romance, motherhood, hair & make-up, fitness, food and music – it’s about being an “It Woman” rather than an “It-Girl”.

In addition to being an actress and author, Ringwald recently finished recording her first album with her jazz band which they hope to release in 2011.

To see Molly Ringwald get racing underway at Auto Club Speedway or to purchase tickets to the Auto Club Speedway race weekend call 800-944-RACE (7223), log on to or visit the Auto Club Speedway Ticket Office.

About Auto Club Speedway

Look for some amazing racing when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Auto Club Speedway for the Auto Club 400 on March 27. After October’s NSCS race, drivers, media and spectators proclaimed that race as possibly the best ever at Auto Club Speedway- five-wide racing at over 200 mph on the NASCAR circuit!

Free parking, unbelievable menu items and a full weekend of entertainment, live music and fun await fans in the Speedway’s DiscoverIE FanZone.

Auto Club 400 tickets start at $35 and AAA members receive Show Your Card & Save discounts, including a special section with half-priced tickets for kids 12 and under. And don’t forget children 12 and under can sign up for the FREE Auto Club Speedway Lefty’s Kids Club membership to receive FREE admission on Friday and Saturday.

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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