Each crew member from the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet team lined up inside the media room at the Wynn Las Vegas where championship photos were being taken. Each waited his turn to pose with the gleaming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series trophy from Tiffany & Co. – and the boss, new three-time series champion, Tony Stewart.
“This is by far the most fun from start to finish of any championship week I've ever been a part of,” Stewart said at NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony, the official end to Champion's Week in Las Vegas. “I love Vegas a lot. There's just so much you can do, so much to see.”
This week was an eventful and memorable one for Stewart. He started the week on Tuesday, running through a number of media hits, including the Landmark Photo Shoot which including photos taken at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign, the iconic lion at the MGM Grand Hotel and, finally, the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay.
Wednesday began with an honor befitting a champion: a call from the President of the United States Barack Obama congratulating him on his impressive feat. Stewart's roll continued later in the day, as he and Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Ryan Newman won a NASCAR-themed version of the Newlywed Game, which was held on Fremont Street for the fans.
Friday evening's awards ceremony featured a star-studded entertainment lineup, with host Reba McEntire, and performances by Kid Rock, Ella Mae Bowen and the Jersey Boys.