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Drew Carey to Host 2015 Sprint Cup Awards Banquet

NASCAR has selected actor and comedian Drew Carey to host the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series awards banquet in Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 4, at the Wynn Las Vegas Casino.

This year’s banquet will also feature numerous music stars such as Andy Grammer, Sam Hunt, Rachel Platten and Sabrina Carpenter.

Carey has been featured on numerous well-known television programs. He currently serves as the host of The Price is Right on CBS and is a former host of Whose Line is it Anyway? The actor and comedian has won numerous television awards, including three People’s Choice Awards, an Editor’s Choice TV Guide Award and even a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

“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,” said Carey in a release. “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.”

The week will be filled with numerous events such as the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Fanfest, NASCAR After The Lap and NASCAR Victory Lap. A full list of activities can be found by visiting www.NASCAR.com/ChampionsWeek.

Red carpet coverage of the Sprint Cup Series Awards Banquet will start at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR radio. MRN and NBCSN will have coverage of the ceremony banquet starting at 9 p.m. ET.

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Kind of fitting to have a game show host emcee the awards banquet of a sport with a game show style championship.


Maybe he will bring the big wheel with him, and whoever spins closest to a dollar will be next year’s champion


And a “sensitive guy” who will not make fun of the “participation trophy” handed out at Homestead, but will embrace it. SMH. Jay Mohr come back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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