LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Race car driver Jeff Gordon, restaurateur Rocco DiSpirito and Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss are among 11 judges who'll choose the new Miss USA.
Current titleholder Susie Castillo will crown her successor April 12.
The rest of the on-camera judges are: fashion designer Jill Stuart, actors Mekhi Phifer ("ER"), B.D. Wong ("Law and Order: SVU"), Tricia Helfer ("Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of `Charlie's Angels"') and Liza Huber ("Passions").
Also on the panel are model Vanessa Haydon, former NBA player John Salley and Miss USA 1997 Brandi Sherwood.
Nancy O'Dell and Billy Bush of "Access Hollywood" will host the 53rd annual pageant live on NBC.