NASCAR reveals host, entertainment for Sprint Cup banquet

Nov 16, 2014; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick celebrates in victory lane with team owner Tony Stewart after winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 and clinching the Sprint Cup championship trophy at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday, NASCAR unveiled the host and entertainment lineup for the Sprint Cup Series Awards banquet to be held at The Wynn Las Vegas on Dec. 5.

Jay Mohr will serve as host the banquet for the second-consecutive year and the fifth time, overall.

“This is my fifth time hosting the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards, and I’m honored to share the stage once again with some of the most talented athletes in the world,” Mohr said. “This has been an incredibly exciting year for NASCAR, and it’s not every day that you get to be a part of a defining moment in the history of the sport.”

Mohr is a “Saturday Night Live” alumnus and has appeared in movies including “Jerry Maguire.” He’s host of his own syndicated radio show, “Jay Mohr Sports.”

Entertainment will come courtesy of seven-time Grammy-winning country music group Lady Antebellum, singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc and Lennon and Maisy from the ABC hit show “Nashville.”

“The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards present the opportunity to spotlight the biggest names in NASCAR, and we are thrilled to augment that star power with some of the most popular personalities in the entertainment industry,” NASCAR Vice President of Entertainment Marketing and Content Development Zane Stoddard said. “This year’s lineup is sure to add to what has been one of NASCAR’s most climactic racing seasons, ever.”

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