Legendary Automotive Journalist and Motor City Masters Judge Jean Jennings Scheduled to Appear

truTV’s Competition Series Motor City Masters, Produced in Collaboration with Chevrolet, to Premiere June 24

Motor City Masters is off to the races. truTV’s new car design competition series will be at the center of an immersive car-design installation to be located in Pocono Raceway’s Fan Fair for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from Pocono 400 during the weekend of June 7-8. Produced in collaboration with Chevrolet and premiering Tuesday, June 24, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), Motor City Masters will bring together 10 experienced designers, with various specialties and backgrounds, all of whom share a passion for car design.

Motor City Masters judge Jean Jennings, legendary automotive journalist and former editor-in-chief of Automobile magazine, is scheduled to make appearances at Pocono Raceway throughout the weekend. She will be attending the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Drivers Meeting and will have a view of the action up close from Victory Lane. She’ll also be blogging from the race at jeanknowscars.com.

truTV’s Motor City Masters installation at Pocono Raceway will immerse fans in the world of custom car design, giving them the chance to emerge as Motor City Masters in their own right. Fans will have the opportunity to have their very own custom concept cars sketched out by an artist. They’ll be able to pose for a photo with their sketch superimposed onto the cover of Automobile magazine, which they can then upload and share with friends via social media.

In addition to the Motor City Masters installation, truTV will be touted during sister network TNT’s coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, which will begin with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from Pocono presented by the Dodge Charger on Sunday, June 8, at 1 p.m. (ET). On Saturday, members of TNT’s NASCAR announcing team will describe their dream cars to two of the competing Motor City Masters designers: Camilo and Darby. The designers will sketch their ideas, which will then be showcased during TNT’s NASCAR Summer Series coverage.

"NASCAR is the perfect outlet through which to spread the word about truTV’s exciting new competition series Motor City Masters,” said Puja Vohra, senior vice president of marketing and digital for truTV. “We look forward to plunging race fans into the fascinating world of car design, introducing them to Motor City Masters and giving them the chance to get their own design ideas put down on paper.”

Among the other features of the Motor City Masters area at Pocono, a Camaro Z/28 and Corvette will be on display, exemplifying the high-end craftsmanship of Chevrolet. Fans will also be treated to their very own copy of their magazine cover shoot, as well as truTV tchotchkes (while supplies last).

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Nascar Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett and Autolite have teamed up for the Autolite Iridium XP Checkered Flag Challenge.  Thousands of prizes are up for grabs, including a V.I.P. trip to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in 2015. 
Here’s more info from the legendary Dale Jarrett:
At the checkered flag of every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points race this season, fans will have 60 minutes to go to the Autolite Facebook page and enter for their chance to win weekly prizes, including:

•  $50 Amazon gift cards

•  Autolite mini racing helmets signed by Dale Jarrett

•  Autolite Prize Packs

Check out Autolite-CheckeredFlagChallenge.prizelogic.com for complete contest rules and details.

"America’s Got Talent" host, Nick Cannon gearing up and going behind the wheel during the April 14 taping of a NASCAR segment for the show at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, just outside of Los Angeles.

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Join Dale Jr. at the starting line as he gears up to take the wheel of @GoodysPowders Twitter handle to host his first-ever Twitter party since joining the social network after his victory at the Daytona 500.

You’re invited to the race to participate in the #GoodysChat for a chance to get your questions answered by Dale Jr. To participate in the chat, please follow @GoodysPowders and be sure to submit your questions using #GoodysChat beginning at 2:30 p.m eastern.

In addition to the Twitter chat Q&A, fans will also receive a link to a special $1 off coupon for any Goody’s Powder products at Dollar General.

Emmy-Nominated Mindy Kaling to Lead Field of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Drivers at Auto Club Speedway

Star of The Mindy Project to drive Official NASCAR Pace Car for Auto Club 400, Sunday, March 23
FONTANA, Calif. (March 14, 2014) – Auto Club Speedway announced today that Mindy Kaling will be behind the wheel of the Official NASCAR 2014 Toyota Camry Pace Car as she leads the field of 43 stock cars before the start of the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 23, at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET, televised on FOX.
Emmy Award-nominated Mindy Kaling is a quadruple-threat to be reckoned with. Kaling is an actor, writer, producer and director. She wears all these hats on the critically acclaimed series THE MINDY PROJECT.  Kaling, along with THE MINDY PROJECT’s creative staff, recently was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for Best New Series for THE MINDY PROJECT.
Kaling also starred as “Kelly Kapoor” on the Emmy Award-winning comedy “The Office.” Initially hired in 2004 as a writer and performer for the American version of the British cult hit, she wrote more than 18 episodes of the series, including “Niagara,” which scored her an Emmy nod. In 2009, she debuted as a director, with the episode “Subtle Sexuality,” and she subsequently was named an executive producer on the series.
"The Office" was nominated and won multiple awards, including: Writers Guild of America Awards, Television Critics Association Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globe Awards and Emmy Awards. Kaling was singled out when she was nominated for a 2008 Image Award in the Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series category for the "Branch Wars" episode of "The Office." The comedy was nominated for a 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. Furthermore, Kaling and the creative staff were nominated for a 2010 Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Achievement in Television in the Comedy Series category.
Kaling has been featured on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the 10 Funniest Actresses in Hollywood. She was twice featured on Rolling Stone’s Hot List: once in 2007 as Hot Hyphenate, for writing and acting on “The Office”; and then again in 2009 for Hot Network Hope. Also in 2009, she was featured as one of Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch.
Fans can take advantage of many Auto Club 400 weekend ticket offers starting as low as $35, in addition to ticket packages including appearances with NASCAR drivers Jeff Gordon; special offers for AAA members; a first time fans package; and so much more.
In addition to top-notch live entertainment and a variety of Auto Club 400 ticket packages, fans experiencing Auto Club Speedway can also take advantage of free parking, bring in their own food, or partake in the unbelievable menu items on site as well as other cost-savings opportunities while enjoying a full day of entertainment and fun at a fantastic family value. For more information or to purchase tickets call 800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.