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NASCAR After the Lap: Top 10 List

December 01, 2011, Official Release, NASCAR.com

Jeff Gordon entertains the After the Lap crowd, and his fellow drivers, by break dancing. (Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS -- Chase drivers held nothing back Thursday at the third annual fan-favorite NASCAR After the Lap held at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas., co-hosted by ESPN pit-road reporter Jamie Little and Miss Sprint Cup Monica Palumbo.

A list of the top-10 unfiltered, driver "tell-all" comments are outlined below.

No. 1

Ryan Newman was asked if he purchased his boss (2011 Champion Tony Stewart) anything special after winning the championship. "No!"

Little: "Ryan, you told me earlier there was a waxing appointment but that no appointment was long enough to cover Tony's needs."

No. 2

Question for Kyle Busch: "Kyle, we hear your wife cooked her first Thanksgiving this year. How did she do?"

Busch: "It was good. That's what she said."

No. 3

Little: "There are a lot of single women in Vegas."

Stewart: "Why do you think I'm just happy to be here?"

No. 4

After comments about brothers Kurt and Kyle Busch dressing alike and being confused for each other, Kurt Busch responded: "When the fine comes in the mail, they know how to spell our name right."

No. 5

Question: What if Delana Harvick (wife of Kevin Harvick) showed up (to the race) without a fire suit?

Special guest and Blue Comedy Tour comedian Bill Engvall: "We talking no suit at all? Cus, that would be awesome."

Harvick: "If she walked out without a fire suit and I missed the race, you'd know why."

Matt Kenseth: "At least for the first 10 laps."

No. 6

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was asked about his future wife. "Yea, she's real."

Engvall: "Not real's a blow-up doll."

Little asked if she was a blonde.

Jeff Gordon: "She's like Snooki ... he hasn't noticed."

Earlier in the show, Stewart had commented: "For the first three episodes, I didn't even know Snooki had a head."

No. 7

Stewart was positioned in a chair next to Little who was standing nearby: "Why do you think she sat me next to her? Always sit the fat kid next to the tall girl."

No. 8

Kurt Busch noted that he was "camera shy. I think the best form of communication is cussing."

No. 9

Stewart: "I felt uncomfortable [Thursday] for the first time in a long time because I was changing next to Carl."

Carl Edwards: "You'll always have me beat with that back hair."

Stewart: "Hey, I'm out here working hard to represent all fat kids."

No. 10

Gordon took center stage by break dancing for fans.

For more information on the 2011 Sprint Cup Series awards ceremony and NASCAR Champion's Week, click here. For photo images from Champion's Week, including more from After the Lap, click below.