Reba McEntire Will Host NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards

Reba McEntire will host the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony on Dec. 2 at Wynn Las Vegas, event organizers announced Tuesday (Nov. 1). The ceremony honors the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion and other drivers who finished in the Top 10 of the final series standings. McEntire’s son, Shelby Blackstock, competes in GRAND-AM Road Racing competition, and she attended several of his races this year. She also performed prior to this year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Brickyard 400 Presented by McEntire records for the Valory Music Co., a Big Machine imprint. “Country Music and NASCAR have shared fans for many years, so I’ll feel right at home,” she said of her upcoming hosting duties. “My family and I have gotten to meet so many nice people in the racing industry this year with my youngest son, Shelby, being one of the competitors.”