“AMERICAN IDOL XIV” Top 11 To Sing National Anthem And Grand Marshals For Auto Club 400

From Auto Club Speedway 

FONTANA, Calif. (March 20, 2015) – The Top 11 finalists from AMERICAN IDOL XIV will sing the National Anthem and serve as Grand Marshals prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 race at the Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 22. The race will be broadcast at Noon (PT) on FOX.

The Top 11 Finalists include: Quentin Alexander, Clark Beckham, Joey Cook, Adanna Duru, Nick Fradiani, Jax, Tyanna Jones, Qaasim Middleton, Rayvon Owen, Daniel Seavey and Maddie Walker.

Nashville’s music powerhouse and IDOL’s in-house mentor Scott Borchetta will join the Top 11 contestants to call the command as Grand Marshals. Borchetta is President and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group and one of the most successful forces in the music industry today. The AMERICAN IDOL XIV winner will join Borchetta’s record label roster of superstar talent, including global pop star Taylor Swift, whom he discovered at the age of 14, as well as Tim McGraw, Reba, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line and The Band Perry.

AMERICAN IDOL, the original music show that creates superstars, is hosted by Ryan Seacrest and features judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr., AMERICAN IDOL XIV continues to bring generations together to champion and vote for their favorite contestants and ultimately choose America’s next IDOL.

IDOL is the gold standard and the only TV singing competition show to produce true superstars, including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Phillip Phillips, Chris Daughtry, Adam Lambert and many more. A bona fide cultural phenomenon, IDOL’s alumni have sold more than 60 million albums, have garnered more 250 million downloads and have been certified with 20 Platinum and 13 Gold records; and more than 70 IDOL contestants have been on the Billboard charts with 440 songs attaining No.1 Billboard hit status. IDOL contestants have conquered Broadway, television and film, and have won numerous awards and accolades, including American Country Music Awards, Country Music Awards, Grammy Awards and an Academy Award.

To see the American Idol finalists at the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway or to purchase tickets to race weekend call 800-944-RACE (7223), log on to http://www.autoclubspeedway.com or visit the Auto Club Speedway Ticket Office.

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About Auto Club Speedway: Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, California, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend, March 20-22 and INDYCAR’s MAVTV 500, June 26-27. The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the INDYCAR and NASCAR circuits. The Speedway is also home to numerous movies, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit http://www.autoclubspeedway.com . For more information on event lodging, visit the Hilton Garden Inn, Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto Club Speedway and Auto Club Dragway.

AMERICAN IDOL XIV is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. “Like” AMERICAN IDOL on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion using #idol. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @AmericanIdol. All episodes of the current season of AMERICAN IDOL XIV are available on FOX NOW and Fox on Demand to subscribers of participating pay-TV services. To learn more about FOX NOW, please visit http://www.foxnow.com.

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