ABC's iconic comedy series "Roseanne" has been named title sponsor for NASCAR's Xfinity Series Race at Auto Club Speedway. The "Roseanne 300" will take place on Saturday, March 17.
NASCAR fans will see Michael Fishman, who plays D.J. in the series, serve as Honorary Grand Marshal and give the command "Drivers, start your engines." He will also participate in the post-race Gatorade Victory Lane Celebration following the race.
The official race hashtag will be #Roseanne300.
Special "Roseanne 300" branding will be prominently featured on the official pace car and throughout the track including the pre-race stage, turf logo, trackside billboard and Gatorade Victory Lane.
"Roseanne" returns to The ABC Television Network on Tuesday, March 27, at 8 p.m. EDT, with nine new episodes featuring the complete original cast - Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson. Sarah Chalke, who played the character Becky in later seasons, will also appear as new character Andrea. New cast joining the one-of-a-kind Conner family includes Emma Kenney as Harris Conner-Healy, Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy and Jayden Rey as Mary Conner. With fresh stories that tackle today's issues and even more laughs from a brilliant cast and crew that haven't missed a beat, audiences old and new will celebrate the homecoming of America's favorite working-class family.
Roseanne Barr executive produces, along with Sara Gilbert, Tom Werner, Bruce Helford, Whitney Cummings and Tony Hernandez. The series is from Carsey-Werner Television.
General admission tickets to the Auto Club 400 start at $50.00 which Xfinity tickets start at $35.00. Call 1-800-944-RACE (7223), shop online www.autoclubspeedway.com, or stop by the Auto Club Speedway ticket office at 9300 Cherry Ave. in Fontana.
--- ABC Entertainment ---