'Yellowstone' star Hauser to serve as Grand Marshal for South Point 400
Cole Hauser, star of the hit Paramount Network series "Yellowstone," will serve as Grand Marshal of the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sept. 15.
Hauser will give the iconic "drivers, start your engines" order prior to the 267-lap race, which will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network at 4:15 p.m. Pacific Time. He has played Rip Wheeler in "Yellowstone" since 2018, and the show recently finished its second season as the No. 1 summer series on cable TV, averaging 5.1 million viewers per episode.
The 44-year-old from Santa Barbara, Calif., made his big-screen debut in "School Ties" in 1992 and is perhaps best known for his role in the 1993 cult classic "Dazed and Confused." Hauser received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his role in "Tigerland" and won Movieline's Breakthrough Performance Award for his portrayal of Ray Pruitt in "White Oleander."
Hauser also has appeared in "Good Will Hunting," "Hart's War," "Tears of the Sun," "A Good Day to Die Hard" and "2 Fast, 2 Furious," just to name a few.
The speedway's second NASCAR tripleheader weekend of the year starts with the World of Westgate 200 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoff race at 6 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, continues with the Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series event at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and culminates with the South Point 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff kickoff at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Various ticket packages, fun extras and special-access passes for LVMS's second NASCAR weekend of the year are available at www.lvms.com or by calling 1-800-644-4444.