Kal Penn will be the honorary pace car driver at Watkins Glen

Actor Kal Penn to pace the NASCAR Cup Series field

Kal Penn will be the honorary pace car driver this weekend at Watkins Glen International. Penn will pace the field ahead of the opening lap in the NASCAR Cup Series race.

Penn is a actor, writer and producer. He worked in the industry on popular shows and movies like House, Designated Survivor and Harold & Kumar.

Chip Wile

“The upcoming race weekend at Watkins Glen International is sure to have a thrilling atmosphere with high stakes racing and stellar entertainment, and now it’s even more exciting with the addition of Kal Penn to our race day roster,” said Chip Wile, Senior Vice President and Chief Track Properties Officer at NASCAR.

Wile added, “We’re honored to welcome Kal to The Glen, as well as all our fans, and can’t wait to get the triple-header race weekend underway.”

Kal Penn

“I’ve been a NASCAR fan for about a decade now, and I love seeing the sport grow in new directions,” said Penn.

He added, “Bucket list right here, to go from a fan to a fan who gets to be the Honorary Pace Car Driver for Go Bowling at The Glen. I know lots of owners are watching, and I am available if you need another driver on your team.”

Limited grandstand seating and general admission tickets remain available for this weekends NASCAR Cup Series race.

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