updated 10/27/2009 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/27/2009 AT 9:00 AM ET
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will make a pit stop with country’s finest when he appears as a presenter at the Nov. 11 Country Music Awards, the Nashville-based CMA tells PEOPLE.
Earnhardt is part of a round of presenters announced by the CMA for ceremony, which will air on ABC. Others include LeAnn Rimes, Kellie Pickler, Julianne Hough, and nominees Randy Houser (for new artist and video of the year) and Jake Owen (for new artist), along with the network’s Robin Roberts and the stars of ABC’s Wednesday night comedy The Middle, Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn.