I’m going to the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway next weekend. I’m leaving home on Thursday to drive down to La La Land. I’m really looking forward to it, and I’m not sure what to expect. I love that about going to races; I always wonder in advance what’s going to happen even though that’s impossible to know.

So here’s some news as it relates to the races at Fontana. Audrina Patridge of MTV’s “The Hills” fame will be the honorary starter of the Pepsi 500. While I am not a fan of people who become famous for just being themselves, I think Audrina is trying to be a real actress now, so I’ll give her that.

Kelly Osbourne, daughter of Ozzie & Sharon Osbourne, will be the honorary starter of the Copart 300, the Nationwide Series race. Kelly is currently a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars,” where she already managed to make her mom cry during her first dance because she looked like “lady.” It was a really cute moment. I just hope she brings Ozzie with her because it would be soo cool to see Ozzie Osbourne at a NASCAR race.

Oh and “Honorary Starter” means that they get to wave the green flag to start the race, in case that wasn’t clear.


Audrina Patridge and Kelly Osbourne
Audrina Patridge (left) and Kelly Osbourne (right)
(Kelly Osbourne photo credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC)