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Reba hosts Nascar finale

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 – Reba will hos the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony on Dec. 2 at Wynn Las Vegas.

The ceremony honors the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion and other drivers who finished in the top 10 of the final series standings.

In addition to her host duties, Reba will perform Turn on the Radio from her recently released album "All the Women I Am."

"Since we moved the awards ceremony to Las Vegas, we've really increased our focus on the entertainment value for those in attendance and our fans watching and listening at home," said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France. "Having Reba at our show reflects that; she is unbelievably popular, with wide-reaching mainstream appeal. And, of course, we also like the fact that she's a fan of auto racing."

McEntire's son, Shelby Blackstock, competes in GRAND-AM Road Racing competition, and she attended several of his events this year.

"I'm delighted to be hosting the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards this year," Reba said. "Country music and NASCAR have shared fans for many years so I'll feel right at home. 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. We appreciate so much the super hospitality."

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