At Track Celebrity Spotlight: Kal Penn

Kal Penn

"I'm a Logano fan and it's a big race for him tonight, so I'm definitely pulling for Joey."


RICHMOND, Va. - Motor Racing Network caught up with Kal Penn at Richmond International Raceway as he gets ready to watch tonight's Federated Auto Parts 400.

Penn has starred in the "Harold and Kumar" films and was on the television series "House" for two seasons on FOX.

MRN: What brings you out to the track?

Penn: I had a bunch of friends from D.C. that were driving down. I have not been to a good short track, and it's a perfect time to come and I had a little break in the schedule. I live in California now, but I've been a racing fan for three years now from having gotten slowly into it. I guess it's my fourth race, but I lived in D.C. for a couple years and this and Dover were two of the tracks I wanted to come down to. It never ended up working out with the schedule, so I was very excited to come down this weekend.

MRN: What are the other tracks you have attended?

Penn: I live most of the year in L.A. so it's Fontana, obviously, Phoenix and Las Vegas were the three tracks I have been to before.

MRN: What driver are you pulling for tonight to win?

Penn: I'm a Logano fan and it's a big race for him tonight, so I'm definitely pulling for Joey. But overall it's kind of an interesting thing to see what's going to happen. I hope a lot of these guys last until the end to make for a more interesting race. Big stakes so it will be a fun one.

MRN: What television/movie projects are you currently working on?

Penn: I have a TV show I'm working on right now on CBS called "We are Men" and it premieres on the 30th of September at 8:30 right after "How I met your Mother." It's a show about four guys who just got dumped by their wives and they meet each other at this apartment complex where sort of hilarity ensues. It's very similar in tone to "How I met Your Mother." It should be fun. I'm hoping people like it. We had a lot of fun making it so far.

Motor Racing Network – “The Voice of NASCAR” – will have live coverage of tonight’s Federated Auto Parts 400 from Richmond International Raceway at 6:30 p.m. (ET), with live streaming at

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