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Here’s Who’s Performing & Appearing at Phoenix

After nearly nine months of a year filled with storylines, the 2023 NASCAR season draws to a close.

Many things will draw eyes this weekend, with all three series crowning their respective champions and future Hall of Famer Kevin Harvick putting the exclamation point on a legendary career.

Championship weekend is one of the most illustrious in motorsports, and it’s sure to draw out the stars. Take a look at who will join in the celebration.

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Pre-Race Concert: Grammy Award-winning artist Diplo will entertain a sold out crowd ahead of the NASCAR Cup Series championship race on Nov. 5. Diplo will perform under the name Thomas Wesley, his country persona.

Guest Emcee: Wrestling Hall of Famer Nikki Garcia, known as Nikki Bella in the WWE, will introduce the Championship 4 drivers ahead of the Cup race. Garcia has also starred in TV series such as Total Divas and Total Bellas.

National Anthem: Angelica Torres will perform the national anthem prior to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on Nov. 3. Torres is a social media influencer, actress and singer.

About the author

Luken Glover joined the Frontstretch team in 2020 as a contributor, furthering a love for racing that traces back to his earliest memories. Glover inherited his passion for racing from his grandfather, who used to help former NASCAR team owner Junie Donlavey in his Richmond, Va. garage. A 2023 graduate from the University of the Cumberlands, Glover is the author of "The Underdog House," contributes to commentary pieces, and does occasional at-track reporting. Additionally, Glover enjoys working in ministry, coaching basketball, playing sports, and karting.

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DoninAjax

I think it is very appropriate that another WWE character is involved in the production of the event. The barons of entertainment Brian and Vince are pleased. There should be one for every example of Brian’s entertainment product.

Echo

Wasn’t there just an article about playoff ratings being down. Hell all of nascars ratings go down week after week, year after year.

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