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NASCAR Champion's Week ends with banquet

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NASCAR Champion's Week ended on a high note at the Wynn Friday night for the 2012 Sprint Cup Series Awards.

The pre-show buzz was on the red carpet.

Drivers wore black ties and their wives and girlfriends sizzled, but not without a wardrobe malfunction.

"(Matt Kenesth's) pants are extremely big, we've been looking for a safety pin all night," said wife Katie Kenseth. 

Only one driver was the center of attention, 2012 Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski.

He soaked up the accolades from friends and competitors all evening long.

"You should savor every moment as a champion because you never know how many opportunities you'll have," said Keselowski. "Hopefully we'll have many more. I believe we have the team to get it done."

The four-hour ceremony left time for the other drivers to plot how they can take over the top spot next year.

"The banquet is motivation whether you're the champion and everything is about you, or whether you're sitting back seeing it all about the champion," said four-time champion Jeff Gordon. 

All drivers agree Las Vegas always puts on a great show during Champion's Week.

"You couldn't ask for a better city to come host our event," said Tony Stewart. 

At least for the most part.

"They say, 'Whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,'" said driver Clint Bowyer. "That's not true, you take the hangover with you."

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