NASCAR Action Comes to the Big Screen in GardenWalk

NASCAR come to GardenWalk

By Sandy Moul, 2012-05-09
ANAHEIM, Calif. – May 8, 2012 – NASCAR and UltraLuxe Cinemas are bringing adrenaline-pumping NASCAR action to the big screen with a free Official Viewing Party and Fan Festival for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Taking place on Saturday, May 19 from 12 – 7 p.m., this event will be hosted by AM830 Radio and on-air personality Gordon “Lug Nutzz” Stewart, whose name has been synonymous with motorsports for 15 years.

The all-day festival will feature an authentic stock car display and photo opportunities courtesy of NASCAR Street Tour, Rusty Wallace Racing Experience and Telemundo Racing. Fans will have an opportunity to compete for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship with the NASCAR Video Game Challenge on the UltraMaximum 65-foot movie screen. The NASCAR Art Walk also will be on site, with all proceeds benefiting the NASCAR Foundation.

The festival will culminate with the 4 p.m. broadcast of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, live from Charlotte Motor Speedway. Race fans will have the opportunity to enjoy heartpounding NASCAR action like never before on the UltraMaximum 65-foot giant screen experience, one of the largest and most technologically advanced movie screens in the country, featuring crystal-clear digital projection and 9.1 channels of seat-shaking digital sound.

Gordon “Lug Nutzz” Stewart will host the pre-race party, live radio broadcast, and the viewing party, giving out fantastic NASCAR prize giveaways all day long. He will be joined throughout the day by celebrity guests, including Christopher Knight, one of the world’s most recognizable faces due to his iconic portrayal of Peter Brady on The Brady Bunch. Knight recently competed in a NASCAR late model race at Irwindale Raceway and recorded what some observe as the “unofficial” celebrity lap record during qualifying. For 15 years, “Lug Nutzz” has grown his extreme sports personality on ESPN2, SPEED Channel, HBO, Versus Network, 710AM , National and Sirius Satellite Radio! He has interviewed industry icons ranging from NASCAR’s Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch to X-Games stars Brian Deegan, Mike Metzger and Travis Pastrana. He currently hosts the Lug Nutzz action/motorsports lifestyle radio show Saturdays on AM830 Radio.

Admission to the Official Viewing Party and Fan Festival is free. Seating for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race broadcast inside the UltraMaximum auditorium is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase all day in the UltraLuxe Cinema Café, which offers 10 kinds of gourmet paninis, quesadilla plates, deluxe nachos, pizzas, hot dogs, desserts, specialty coffee drinks and more.

NASCAR Official Viewing Party and Fan Festival - Schedule of Events
• 12 - 2 p.m. Pre-Race Party with food, drinks and music in UltraLuxe Cinemas’ LuxeLounge and Cinema Café.
• 2 – 3:30 p.m. AM 830 Radio Live Broadcast hosted by Gordon "Lug Nutzz" Stewart
• 3 – 4 p.m. NASCAR Video Game Challenge on a 65-foot movie screen
• 4 – 7 p.m. Live Broadcast of the Sprint All-Star Race on the UltraMaximum 65-foot screen

UltraLuxe Cinemas is located at Anaheim GardenWalk on the upper level at 321 W. Katella Ave. Free parking for 4 hours is provided with validation at the movie theater. The most convenient parking structure entrance for the theater is located off Disney Way.

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for one of North America's premier sports. NASCAR races are broadcast in more than 150 countries and in 20 languages. In the U.S., races are broadcast on FOX, TNT, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, SPEED and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. NASCAR fans are among the most brand loyal in all of sports, and as a result more Fortune 500 companies participate in NASCAR than any other sport. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, and one local grassroots series, as well as two international series. Also part of NASCAR is GRAND-AM Road Racing, known for its competition on road courses with multiple classes of cars. NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races at 100 tracks in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., NASCAR has offices in eight cities across North America. The next NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway will air on May 12 on FOX at 7 p.m. ET. For more information and a complete schedule, visit the NASCAR site. Follow NASCAR on Facebook or on Twitter: @NASCAR.

About UltraLuxe Cinemas
UltraLuxe Cinemas is the flagship Orange County location of UltraStar Cinemas, Southern California’s largest privately owned movie theater group. UltraStar Cinemas is headquartered in San Diego County and operates 134 screens at 13 sites throughout Southern California and Arizona. Recognized for pioneering the digital age of cinema, UltraStar was the first theater group in the world to be fully equipped with Pure Digital Cinema® powered by DLP Cinema® technology in all of its locations. In 2009, the company also became the first to offer D-BOX motion seats, which use motion effects specifically programmed for each film to create an immersive experience for movie goers. For more information, visit