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Sting to perform at NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards program in Las Vegas

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Grammy Award winner Sting will perform Dec. 2 at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas.

The event honors this year’s series champion and recognizes the 16 Chase drivers.

NBCSN will have complete coverage of the event from Wynn Las Vegas. NASCAR America will air at 7 p.m. ET, followed by red carpet coverage at 8 p.m. ET and the awards program at 9 p.m. ET.

Sting will perform both a classic hit and a selection from his new album 57th and 9th, which will be released Friday. It’s his 12th studio album and first rock/pop project in more than a decade. His song “Petrol Head” is the anthem for NASCAR’s upcoming social video release in anticipation of the final two races of the season. Sting earned six Grammy Awards as a member of The Police.

Former musicians who have performed at the NASCAR’s championship celebration include Andy Grammar, Lady Antebellum, John Mellencamp and Kid Rock.

NASCAR America: Is there cause for concern with Jimmie Johnson’s performance thus far?

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It’s no secret that Jimmie Johnson is off to a slow start in 2017.

The defending and seven-time NASCAR Cup champion has a starting average of 21.8 and a finishing average of 18.8 in the first five races of this season.

He has just one top-10 finish (ninth at Phoenix), along with 34th at Daytona, 19th at Atlanta, 11th at Las Vegas and 21st Sunday at Fontana.

And let’s not forget he’s 17th in the NASCAR Cup standings heading to one of his strongest tracks, Martinsville Speedway, this Sunday.

On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, we discussed this: After such a slow start to the season, is there a cause for concern over Johnson’s performance?

NASCAR America: Mark Martin is definitely a Kyle Larson fan

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On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin shared his experience of racing in his home state of Arkansas, as well as the excitement he feels watching  Kyle Larson compete in the Cup series.

NASCAR America: Kyle Larson involved in minor fender bender while leaving Fontana

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Kyle Larson‘s spectacular weekend at Auto Club Speedway — winning both Saturday’s Xfinity Series race and Sunday’s Auto Club 400 NASCAR Cup event — left him feeling good.

But shortly upon exiting the facility, Larson and several others were involved in a fender-bender right outside the Speedway. Larson was a passenger, not the driver.

No one was injured, Larson tweeted.

But somehow, isn’t that strange fate?

NASCAR America: Kyle Larson’s Fontana win shows continued maturing as a driver

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Kyle Larson finally broke his streak of three straight runner-up finishes with his win in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.

On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, the crew discussed his win as well as his maturation as a driver.