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Entertainers announced for Sprint Cup Awards

November 20, 2012, Official Release, NASCAR.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Train, Lifehouse, Bedingfield and Phillips among those who will appear onstage

Train, Lifehouse, Natasha Bedingfield, Phillip Phillips and performers from The Beatles LOVE will take the stage during the 2012 Sprint Cup Series Awards on Nov. 30 at The Wynn Las Vegas.

The Sprint Cup Series Awards will be hosted by "America's Got Talent" judge Howie Mandel and will begin at 8 p.m. ET with live coverage on SPEED, Motor Racing Network Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. The awards are the culmination of Champion's Week, when the 2012 champion and the rest of the top-10 drivers in the final Chase for the Sprint Cup standings will be honored.

Three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum rock band Train is quite familiar with performing in front of NASCAR audiences. Lead singer Pat Monahan sang the National Anthem at the Daytona 500, and the band performed at the Coke Zero 400 in July at Daytona International Speedway. In addition to its Grammys, Train has won two Billboard Music Awards for Top Rock Artist and Top Rock Song, as well as the 2011 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Pop Music Award for Song of the Year for "Hey, Soul Sister."

Lifehouse and Bedingfield, known for her Grammy -nominated single "Unwritten" and other chart-topping hits like "These Words" and "Pocket Full Of Sunshine," will perform their single "Between The Raindrops." Lifehouse broke through in 2001 with the Billboard Hot 100 Single of the Year Award for "Hanging by a Moment." Since then, Lifehouse has had 15 consecutive singles appear on multiple charts, making them one of the most successful bands of the 21st century.

Since winning the 11th season of "American Idol" in May, 22-year-old singer-guitarist Phillips immediately launched his single "Home," which went double platinum after going to No. 1 on the iTunes Pop Chart. Phillips released his first major label album entitled "The World from the Side of the Moon" on Monday. His performance at the Sprint Cup Series Awards will be one of his first following the album release.

Additionally, NASCAR fans will be treated to a special performance from the cast of The Beatles LOVE. Combining the magic of Cirque du Soleil with the spirit and passion of The Beatles, LOVE celebrates the musical legacy of the Fab Four through high-energy fusions of urban, freestyle dance, acrobatics and fast-paced athleticism.