He is bald, beautiful and funny and is currently a judge on one of the highest rated shows on television, America’s Got Talent. Now he will add yet another line to his very long résumé when he gets to host a show comprised of mostly gearheads.
For more than 30 years, Howie Mandel has entertained millions and on November 30 in Las Vegas he will lead a celebration of stock car racing’s best at the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards™ beginning at 8:00 p.m. on SPEED.
“I’ve spent many years in my career evaluating and analyzing talent, and there is no doubt in my mind that these NASCAR drivers are the best drivers in the world,” said Mandel. “I’m really looking forward to hosting this year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards to help honor the top 10 drivers and officially crown the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion.”
The superstar comedian, actor, producer, author and judge has a laundry list of accomplishments including the following:
· Host of the upcoming TV game show “Take It All” premiering Dec. 10 on NBC
· Executive producer and host of the FOX hidden camera series “Mobbed”
· Emmy® Award-nominated host of the TV game show “Deal Or No Deal”
· Actor on the Emmy Award-winning TV series “St. Elsewhere”
· New York Times best-selling author of Here’s The Deal: Don’t Touch Me
· Creator and executive producer of the Emmy Award-nominated children’s series “Bobby’s World”
Internationally known, Mandel continues to perform as many as 200 concerts a year throughout the US and Canada.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards™ is always packed with appearances by big-name celebrities, popular recording artists and world-renowned entertainment acts.
“Year after year, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards combines the excitement of NASCAR and the entertainment of Hollywood into a spectacular event,” said Zane Stoddard, NASCAR managing director, entertainment marketing and business development. “With Howie’s work on ‘America’s Got Talent’ and ‘Deal Or No Deal,’ he’s become one of the most recognizable and popular personalities in America and we feel he makes this year’s show one of the most anticipated in recent memory.”
With just two weeks remaining in the NASCAR season, a new champion will be crowned and it will come down to either former five-time titlist Jimmy Johnson or Brad Keselowski who is seeking his first. The Advocare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway is this Sunday and the season finale follows at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18. Both races can be seen on ESPN.