SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif.  (March 24, 2011) – Auto Club Speedway announced today that American Idol Season 7 finalist David Archuleta will perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the Royal Purple 300 NNS race atAuto Club Speedway on Saturday, March 26. 

Archuleta’s rendition of the National Anthem and the Royal Purple 300 will broadcast live on ESPN at 2:30 p.m. PT.  

Following American Idol, Archuleta released “Crush,” the first single from his self-titled debut album, which charted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of its 2008 release and has since sold over two million downloads.  In 2009, Archuleta released “Christmas from the Heart” which debuted at No.2 on the seasonal chart behind Bob Dylan.  His highly anticipated sophomore album “The Other Side of Down” was released in October 2010.  

To see David Archuleta live at Auto Club Speedway, tickets to the Royal Purple 300 NNS race on Saturday, March 26 start as low as $30 and AAA members receive Show Your Card & Save discounts.  For more information or to purchase tickets call 800-944-RACE (7223), log on to 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 visit the Auto Club Speedway Ticket Office.

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  1. I can’t wait to watch him singing, I’m a huge international David fan. So, I can’t even see him on TV but I’d want to know if there is a livestream though. Please! I wish I was in USA!
    He is the best worldwide singer!

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