This week was NASCAR Champion’s Week in Las Vegas, as all of the 2013 Sprint Cup drivers and their crews descended on Sin City to celebrate the 2013 racing season. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio‘s Claire B Lang was on-hand throughout the week with special programming, bringing SiriusXM listeners behind-the-scenes access to NASCAR’s celebratory event.

SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s exclusive Tony Stewart Live with Tony Stewart and co-host Matt Yocum kicked off the week’s events.

Smoke announced the return of Mobil 1’s sponsorship for both Stewart-Haas Racing and his No. 14 Chevrolet on the show.

“A very true test and example of what Mobil 1 is all about was qualifying at Daytona, the biggest race of the year, for the Daytona 500,” Stewart said. “Danica getting the pole, all three of us were in the top 10. You know, if one car qualifies, good, you say that team and that crew chief did a great job, but to have all three cars there, that was the Hendrick engine department, but there’s a difference between their four cars and our three cars, Mobil 1.”

Stewart also commented on how social media fuels the driver feud fire.

It’s just a whole new era in racing, to see drivers communicating and definitely to see them disagreeing. If that would’ve been me and I’d been battling back-and=forth like that Friday, I would’ve found them before practice and something not so nice would’ve happened. Whether you’re on the winning or losing end of it, that’s not the way they did it 20 years ago in racing, so it’s definitely a new era and a new age for sure.

Claire later hit the nightclub Tryst inside Wynn Las Vegas for the Sprint Media Reception:

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Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick joined Claire to give Ricky Stenhouse Jr. a hard time about his rookie year as a Sprint Cup driver.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. sat down next, and told Claire that ending the season with confidence will carry him through the off-season and give him a boost at Daytona in February.

Then, Claire rode shotgun with No. 24, Jeff Gordon, as he and the other drivers took a victory lap down the Vegas Strip:

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Claire concluded the week’s coverage with the 2013 Champion’s Show, live from the Wynn Las Vegas.


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