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First congratulation! My question is how did you guys prepared mentally for this final race in a really difficult track?
We didn't prepare differently any differently than all season wrong or any other track. There were somethings that we had to do, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Where can I buy one of those huge miller light beer glasses at that you had last night?
That's a very popular question. I got a guy right here with me, let me ask......we don't know. I have never seen anything like that before in my life. I would highly reccommend it.
I wish I knew! If you know, tell me.
Brad, great run this year...awesome, awesome job.Give us a little insight on how you felt during the race. Lap 50, 100, 150, etc...
I was trying to find more speed in the car. The more speed you have, the more you can control your own destiny. Fuel mileage thing played out. I was a little confused about how things were going. There are different mentalities. You just have to dig in and make it happen.
Do you wish you could have raced Johnson for the win instead of him hitting the wall and sitting in the garage?
Congratulations on a amazing year! On another note, what's your prediction for 'the game' this weekend? #2 is the new #1!!!
Hoooooo! I like what I saw out of Michigan this last week. They're in stride. I'm a little concerned about our RB. But OSU is a solid team as well. Playing on the road is a tough call. Michigan has some explosive capabilities. They need to show up and execute.
Is SNL in your near future? If so, do you have any acting or musical skills? Jay
HA! It's one of my favorite shows, so hell, why not?
What effect do you think Penske's switch to Ford will have in 2013 ?
Well, it's hard to say because the whole sport will be different. Everybody's car will be different. It's a whole new car. It's an answer best known with time and experience.
What will you be looking forward to the most when you go to Las Vegas to celebrate your championship?
We're having a party one of the nights and I'm very much looking forward to that. That will be the highlight.
Brads 10 year high school reunion is next saturday, does he plan on going? will he drive the blue duce to it?
I might think about it, yeah! It is definitely next week. I am pretty sure I even know who you are. It's going to be a lot of fun. I'm just debating if we should bring the trophy or not.
How does it feel to get Roger Penske his first title and do it in the blue deuce?
Man, it's a lot. When you say it's a dream come true, it sounds like a cliche, but it's true. It's a life time of work leading to one goal that's a once in a lifetime accomplishment. To do that for Roger, a guy who has sacrificed so much for motorsports in general. It's extremely rewarding.
I am a die-hard bears fan. what is the deal with the Lions? Do you think they still have play-off hopes?
Right now, all I'm hearing in my mind is Jim Mora yelling "Playoffs?!?" That's the best way I can answer that.
How late did the party go last night and how do you feel today? -Dustin Ruby
I was in bed by 3:30. I'm feeling pretty good. I just woke up from a nap. I'm near optimum.
With just winning the Sprint Cup Title, can you take this year and learn from it, to try to compete for the title again next year?
I think probably execution and how important that is. Communication will be crucial for our future success. Our setups continue to evolve. Car speed wise and setups come and go. But execution and communication, that's what we'll need to be successful.
How excited are you to have Joey Logano as a teammate next season?
Very excited. I think he's got the capabilities to be an elite driver. That hasn't been realized yet for whatever reason. It will be fun to be a part of working to get him to the next level.
What went through your head when Wolfe radioed in that the 48 was sitting into the garage? Did it sink in at that moment or later on?
No, at that moment, I thought, good, let's race. I think I even said that too.
What are your personal opinions of the Chase format? Do you like it, or should it go back to old school points.
I'm never been a part of the points system without it being the Chase. I don't know any better. They both have good things and merits. They both have things that could be better.
You said in your press conference last night you want to date a celebrity now. You gonna have the courage to ask Jennifer Love Hewitt out now? Maybe she will go the the banquet with you
HAHA! I'm not a forceful guy like that. I like to let them happen. If it's meant to be, it's meant to be.
Congrats on the Championship Brad. Are you nervous about making the change from Dodge to Ford? Have you done any testing in the new car?
Yeah, I have tested the 2013 Ford. I don't know how to be nervous or happy or sad until we all get out there and racing. No one knows what's good or bad. It's just different.
I'm going to try and do somethings for Detroit while I'm there with my family. That should be great.
Congrats Brad!!! What fun things do you have planned for the next couple of months?
I don't even know what to expect over the next few months. I'm just going to enjoy it. I will just have fun. I don't know what to expect.
Did you walk that 8-foot check into a bank this morning?
No, I handed it over to Roger Penske. I'm not a very organized person. I don't want to lose that one. He'll take care of it for me.
hows it feel joining earnhardt and gordon as guys to win championships in their first 3 years?
It feels great. Those are two kings of our sport in their respective eras. It's pretty amazing to have your name associated with them. But at the end of the day it's just a stat. They can mean whatever you want them to mean. I want to win more to justify the association with them.
I appreciate everybody's support throughout the NASCAR season. It's been a great stretch this season!