Mindy Kaling Checks Out the Auto Club 400

Posted Sunday March 23, 2014 2:45 PM GMT

Taking control for a day at the races, Mindy Kaling checked out the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 today (March 23).

Speaking with an iconic Muppet's character, the comedy queen spoke with the Great Gonzo and the media during a press conference prior to the race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA.

Tweeting her excitement about the event, Mindy wrote, "Going to bed so I can focus when I drive the Pace Car tomorrow for the Auto Club 400! So excited. No swerving I swear!! @NASCAR."

Meanwhile, fans of Mindy's hit show "The Mindy Project," can look forward to new episodes beginning Tuesday, April 1 at 9/8 central on FOX.

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