Comedian and The Price Is Right host Drew Carey will serve as master of ceremonies in this year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards, which will be televised from Las Vegas on NBCSN on Dec. 4.
“This has been a tremendous year for NASCAR, and I’m honored to host this headlining event as fans all across the country tune-in to pay homage to the accomplishments of the 2015 champion,” Carey said in a NASCAR-released statement. “I look forward to rounding out the 2015 NASCAR racing season with a night of epic proportions alongside some of the greatest names in sports and entertainment.”
Carey replaces Jay Mohr, who has hosted several recent Sprint Cup Awards shows.
Red carpet ceremonies will be televised on NBCSN starting at 8 pm ET, live from the Wynn Las Vegas hotel. The Awards show follows at 9 pm ET, also on NBCSN.
Musical guests include pop singer Andy Grammer, country music performer Sam Hunt, and singers Rachel Platten and Sabrina Carpenter.
“The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards marks the pinnacle of our season as we have the opportunity to commend the drivers and teams for all of their hard work and dedication throughout the year,” said Zane Stoddard, NASCAR vice president of entertainment marketing and content development.
“With Drew Carey at the wheel and a lineup of performances from some of the most celebrated entertainers in the music industry, it will certainly be a finale to remember for everyone joining us in Las Vegas and the NASCAR fans watching at home.”